Virgin Atlantic launches London Heathrow-Accra service
Meanwhile, the carrier’s President, Sir Richard Branson, announced the carrier is considering the option to merge with another carrier but only if Virgin is unable to remain independent (The Times, 25-May-2010). Singapore Airlines owns a 49% stake in the carrier and is reportedly planning to sell its stake.
Virgin Atlantic: "If it becomes impossible for us to remain an independent airline and survive, we may come to a situation where we have to consolidate." Sir Richard Branson, President of Virgin Atlantic. Source: The Times, 25-May-2010.