UK long-haul operator Virgin Atlantic is planning to use its acquisition of UK regional Flybe and closer ties with new shareholder Air France-KLM to become a more comprehensive competitor to UK incumbent British Airways (BA). “This business has grappled with the fact that it didn’t have a domestic and short-haul network to compete with BA,” new Virgin Atlantic CEO Shai Weiss told ATW during an exclusive interview. “Our long-term horizon over the next 10 years is to ...

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