Delta takeover could end Virgin Atlantic

IAG chief Walsh predicts end of Richard Branson’s carrier

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International Airlines Group chief Willie Walsh has predicted the death of the Richard Branson led Virgin Atlantic brand if US’ second-biggest airline, Delta, succeeded in acquiring it. Delta has shown its interest in buying out Singapore Airlines’ 49 per cent stake in Virgin but it would have to invest with Air France-KLM, its European partner, due to European Union aviation rules.