Delta Partners With VA Done Deal Got This Email!

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  1. Fyaric

    Fyaric Silver Member

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    We are delighted to announce a new strategic alliance with Delta Air Lines.

    We believe this is very exciting news for our members, for our business and signals the start of a new era of growth and opportunities. On 11th December 2012, we announced that Delta will acquire a 49% stake in Virgin Atlantic from Singapore Airlines. Virgin Group - and Richard Branson - will continue as majority shareholder with a 51% stake in Virgin Atlantic.

    Our new partnership with Delta will provide a significant boost for both airlines between North America and the UK, particularly in the New York-London market, which is one of the most competitive business markets in the world.

    We have also announced a joint venture with Delta which will create an expanded transatlantic network. By combining the strengths of our two companies in a joint venture, we can better serve customers travelling between North America and the UK and continue building a better airline for our employees, shareholders and most importantly our customers.

    In order to realise all the benefits of the joint venture, the US Department of Transportation (DOT) will need to grant Delta and ourselves regulatory approval. Because we believe there are major consumer benefits, we are confident that the DOT will approve the joint venture and it will come into effect within the next 12 months.

    As always we will keep you posted on how we are progressing and will be in touch soon with more information about some exciting Flying Club Programme changes.

    For more information visit

    Thank you so much for your on-going support.

    Steve Ridgway
    Chief Executive
  2. RestlessLocationSyndrome
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    Also received this email. Hopefully this will lead to greater award availability from US to Europe using Skymiles.
  3. MSPeconomist
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    DL hasn't (yet) sent a similar e-mail to their elites.
  4. NYCUA1K

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    It made it into the NY Times so it must be a done deal...
  5. NYBanker
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    VS = Virgin Atlantic
    VA = Virgin Australia

  6. mattsteg
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    Arriving Soon: New Travel Options With Delta And Virgin Atlantic

    Enjoy more flights and other benefits soon through
    Delta's new joint venture with Virgin Atlantic.

    Hello Mr. mattsteg,

    As you may have heard, Delta has announced plans to acquire an equity stake in Virgin Atlantic, as part of our strategy to provide you with more convenient, comprehensive and rewarding travel from North America to the United Kingdom.*

    Once the partnership is approved, and later in 2013, you will learn more about:

    • A combined network offering up to 31 round-trip flights per day between North America and the United Kingdom, including 9 daily round-trip flights between New York and London-Heathrow.
    • More convenient connections and booking options when flying Virgin Atlantic.
    • Reciprocal frequent flyer program benefits and airport lounge access.
    Stay tuned for additional details coming in 2013 and visit to learn more.

    Learn More
    *The airlines will file an application with the U.S. Department of Transportation for antitrust immunity, which will allow a closer relationship and coordination on schedules and operations. The transaction also will be reviewed by the U.S. Department of Justice and the European Union's competition regulator and other relevant authorities.

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