The coalition of airlines behind a new transatlantic joint venture (JV) is open to accepting more partners into the arrangement, KLM CEO Pieter Elbers said July 28. Air France-KLM, Delta Airlines and UK long-haul specialist Virgin Atlantic announced July 27 they were creating the new JV, with the Franco-Dutch group taking a 31% stake in the UK carrier. In a series of closely related moves, Delta—which is a 49% shareholder in Virgin Atlantic—said it also planned to take a 10% ...

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