Virgin Atlantic A340-600. By Rob Finlayson Virgin Group chairman Richard Branson has indicated that Virgin Atlantic Airways (VS), long known for its independent streak, is closing in on a decision to join a global alliance. In an interview with Bloomberg Television while in India to announce the re-launching of VS’s London Heathrow-Mumbai service (ATW Daily News, Oct. 26), Branson said, “Virgin Atlantic has always enjoyed its independence, but since pretty well every ...

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