Delta Air Lines acquires 49% stake in Singapore Airlines

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Delta Air Lines and Virgin Atlantic Airways have reached an agreement for a new joint venture that will create an expanded trans-Atlantic network and enhance competition between the U.K. and North America, offering greater benefits for customers traveling on those routes. As part of this joint venture agreement, Delta will invest $360M in Virgin Atlantic, acquiring a 49% stake currently held by Singapore Airlines. Virgin Group and Sir Richard Branson will retain the majority 51% stake and Virgin Atlantic Airways will retain its brand and operating certificate. Delta also will begin introducing in-flight WiFi service on international flights beginning in 2013.

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