VIRGIN Atlantic nearing alliance decision

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    KLM and AF have routes to the Dutch and French parts of the Caribbean for sure, and of course they have routes into the US and Asia.
     
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    It was a rhetorical question :)
     
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    I would say that the only logical step for Virgin Atlantic (and whole Virgin group) would be to join *A. First, *A has almost no flight to Carribean at all, second, lost its London hub because of BMI/BA business a while ago and is now well underrepresented in British market, third, Singapore Air has 49% share in Virgin Atlantic; and fourth, it would bring Virgin Australia on board, and *A has not a lot flights to Australia and non at all inside Australia, it would be great benefit to all *A, especially to Singapore Air.

    But, *A should continue to focus on Indian market (and lure in Jet Airways), and Russian market (either TransAero, which I would prefer, or UTair)... there will clearly will not have a Middle East partner in middle or long run, at least not significant one (Qatar now gone to OneWorld, Emirates gone with Quantas partnership, and Etihad with AF/AB).
     
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    Hoping for Star as well.

    Virgin Atlantic has partnerships with ANA and US, as well as the former CO partnership.

    The one concern for them might be access to their clubs - they will likely be very busy very quickly.
     
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