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Virgin America secures additional cash injection from Virgin Group


Virgin Group founder and part owner of Virgin America, Sir Richard Branson, announced plans to invest more capital in the US start-up, to help the fledging carrier fund its operations and expansion plans. [1083 words]

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  • Challenging operating environment to push back break-even target to 2011
  • Sees fuel hedge opportunity
  • To have one of the industry's lowest cost bases?
  • Appeals decision seeking transparency in financial and traffic data
  • 2.4 million passengers since Aug-07 launch
  • Continues with strategy to become "entertainment junkie's airline of choice"

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