Delta buys into Virgin Atlantic

first_imgSource = e-Travel Blackboard: N.J Confirming speculations, Delta Air Lines has announced it will purchase Singapore Airlines’ 49 percent stake in Virgin Atlantic.The US$360 million agreement will make Delta the second largest stake holder in Virgin Atlantic, following Sir Richard Branson, who will retain his majority 51 percent stake.As part of its new partnership with Virgin Atlantic, Delta will apply for an antitrust immunity, to allow closer coordination on schedules and operations and expects the sale and regulatory approval to be finalised by the end of 2013.Reassuring the carrier will continue to retain its brand and operating certificate, Virgin Atlantic said the arrangement was designed to expand its trans-Atlantic network as well as increase competition between the UK and North America with 31 peak-day round-trip flights. Delta chief executive Richard Anderson added that the new partnership will “strengthen” both airlines and further assist the travelling public. Earlier this week Virgin Atlantic founder Richard Branson lashed out at British Airways chief Willie Walsh, betting the rival’s boss the Virgin airline will survive the market. Click back onto e-Travel Blackboard tomorrow for more. The new partnership is expected to “strengthen” both airlines and offer seamless trans-Atlantic services. Image: The Globe and Maillast_img read more

Arizona Cardinals wide receiver John Brown arrive

first_imgArizona Cardinals’ wide receiver John Brown arrives for a voluntary team NFL football workout, Tuesday, May 16, 2017, in Tempe, Ariz. (AP Photo/Matt York) PHOENIX – It appears the injury bug may have bit the Arizona Cardinals and wide receiver John Brown once again.Cardinals head coach Bruce Arians told SiriusXM NFL Radio on Tuesday that he does not expect the fourth-year wide out to play against the Jaguars Sunday due to a turf toe injury suffered against the Texans. Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impact Arians also told SiriusXM Tuesday that the Cardinals promoted wide receiver Carlton Agudosi from the practice squad, which was previously reported by the NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport.If Brown is unable to play against Jacksonville it will be the fourth game missed this season by the 27-year-old wide out, who missed the first three games of the season with a quadriceps injury.In eight games played, Brown has logged 19 receptions for 271 yards and two touchdowns. The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelo Top Stories center_img .@BruceArians tells @SiriusXMNFL he doesn’t expect WR John Brown (turf toe) to play Sunday v @Jaguars. @AZCardinals are promoting WR Carlton Agudosi from practice squad. Carlton often battles @P2 in practice.— Alex Marvez (@alexmarvez) November 22, 2017The first mention of Brown’s injury came on Monday when Arians spoke with reporters at the Cardinals practice facility. Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires 17 Comments Share last_img read more