Virgin Blue abandoned negotiations over a planned low-cost joint venture based in Macau, switching its focus to prospects for an international operation linking Australia with the US. The airline confirmed that it has pulled out of long-running talks with gaming magnate Stanley Ho's Shun Tak Holdings and Air Macau concerning establishment of an airline to service the rapidly growing South China Delta region. While Shun Tak continues to hold discussions with Air Macau, Virgin Blue said it ...

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