Virgin Atlantic Airways, which has held several discussions with bmi over a possible tie-up, still believes a combination is possible and reportedly is seeking a partnership with its UK counterpart and its future-owner Lufthansa (ATWOnline, Oct. 30). "Everyone has speculated that it would make sense for Virgin Atlantic and bmi to combine their long-haul and short-haul networks," CEO Steve Ridgway told Reuters. "There is now a major opportunity to do that and create a new, strongly viable ...

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