Virgin Atlantic Airways is increasing its lobbying against the anticipated antitrust immunity application by British Airways and American Airlines for transatlantic operations and confirmed that founder Richard Branson wrote a letter to US presidential candidates John McCain (R-Ariz.) and Barack Obama (D-Ill.) warning that the proposed alliance would "severely damage competition. . .and leave consumers worse off." VS will launch an advertising campaign designed to convey "the dangerous ...

Subscribe to Access this Entire Article

"Virgin steps up anti-oneworld rhetoric" is part of ATW Plus, our online premium membership. Subscribing will provide you access to exclusive news, carefully researched airline financial, fleet and traffic data, plus the option to receive our popular, award-winning print magazine. To learn more, click here. If viewing via ATW Mobile, please login and click "Read web article" to view fully. Questions? ATWPlus@penton.com.