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Delta buys Virgin Atlantic stake to boost London access

Attendees take pictures of aircraft models following a news conference announcing a sale of Virgin Atlantic airline to Delta Air Lines, in New York December 11, 2012. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid

Attendees take pictures of aircraft models following a news conference announcing a sale of Virgin Atlantic airline to Delta Air Lines, in New York December 11, 2012. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid

Attendees take pictures of aircraft models following a news conference announcing a sale of Virgin Atlantic airline to Delta Air Lines, in New York December 11, 2012. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid
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Virgin Atlantic Chief Financial Officer Julie Southern speaks as Delta Chief Executive Richard Anderson (R) listens during a news conference to announce the sale of Virgin Atlantic airline to Delta Air Lines, in New York December 11, 2012. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid

Virgin Atlantic Chief Financial Officer Julie Southern speaks as Delta Chief Executive Richard Anderson (R) listens during a news conference to announce the sale of Virgin Atlantic airline to Delta Air Lines, in New York December 11, 2012....more

Virgin Atlantic Chief Financial Officer Julie Southern speaks as Delta Chief Executive Richard Anderson (R) listens during a news conference to announce the sale of Virgin Atlantic airline to Delta Air Lines, in New York December 11, 2012. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid
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Aircraft models are seen following a news conference to announce the sale of Virgin Atlantic airline to Delta Air Lines, in New York December 11, 2012. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid

Aircraft models are seen following a news conference to announce the sale of Virgin Atlantic airline to Delta Air Lines, in New York December 11, 2012. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid

Aircraft models are seen following a news conference to announce the sale of Virgin Atlantic airline to Delta Air Lines, in New York December 11, 2012. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid
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Delta Chief Executive Richard Anderson (L) and Virgin Atlantic Chief Financial Officer Julie Southern attend a news conference to announce the sale of Virgin Atlantic airline to Delta Air Lines, in New York December 11, 2012. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid

Delta Chief Executive Richard Anderson (L) and Virgin Atlantic Chief Financial Officer Julie Southern attend a news conference to announce the sale of Virgin Atlantic airline to Delta Air Lines, in New York December 11, 2012. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid

Delta Chief Executive Richard Anderson (L) and Virgin Atlantic Chief Financial Officer Julie Southern attend a news conference to announce the sale of Virgin Atlantic airline to Delta Air Lines, in New York December 11, 2012. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid
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Delta Chief Executive Richard Anderson (L) and Virgin Atlantic Chief Financial Officer Julie Southern speak during a news conference to announce the sale of Virgin Atlantic airline to Delta Air Lines, in New York December 11, 2012. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid

Delta Chief Executive Richard Anderson (L) and Virgin Atlantic Chief Financial Officer Julie Southern speak during a news conference to announce the sale of Virgin Atlantic airline to Delta Air Lines, in New York December 11, 2012. REUTERS/Brendan...more

Delta Chief Executive Richard Anderson (L) and Virgin Atlantic Chief Financial Officer Julie Southern speak during a news conference to announce the sale of Virgin Atlantic airline to Delta Air Lines, in New York December 11, 2012. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid
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Delta Chief Executive Richard Anderson speaks during a news conference to announce the sale of Virgin Atlantic airline to Delta Air Lines, in New York December 11, 2012. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid

Delta Chief Executive Richard Anderson speaks during a news conference to announce the sale of Virgin Atlantic airline to Delta Air Lines, in New York December 11, 2012. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid

Delta Chief Executive Richard Anderson speaks during a news conference to announce the sale of Virgin Atlantic airline to Delta Air Lines, in New York December 11, 2012. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid
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Delta Chief Executive Richard Anderson (L) speaks as Virgin Atlantic Chief Financial Officer Julie Southern looks on during a news conference to announce the sale of Virgin Atlantic airline to Delta Air Lines, in New York December 11, 2012. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid

Delta Chief Executive Richard Anderson (L) speaks as Virgin Atlantic Chief Financial Officer Julie Southern looks on during a news conference to announce the sale of Virgin Atlantic airline to Delta Air Lines, in New York December 11, 2012....more

Delta Chief Executive Richard Anderson (L) speaks as Virgin Atlantic Chief Financial Officer Julie Southern looks on during a news conference to announce the sale of Virgin Atlantic airline to Delta Air Lines, in New York December 11, 2012. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid
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A passenger talks on her phone at a Delta Airlines gate a day before the annual Thanksgiving Day holiday at the Salt Lake City international airport, in Salt Lake City, Utah November 21, 2012. Picture taken November 21, 2012. REUTERS/George Frey

A passenger talks on her phone at a Delta Airlines gate a day before the annual Thanksgiving Day holiday at the Salt Lake City international airport, in Salt Lake City, Utah November 21, 2012. Picture taken November 21, 2012. REUTERS/George Frey

A passenger talks on her phone at a Delta Airlines gate a day before the annual Thanksgiving Day holiday at the Salt Lake City international airport, in Salt Lake City, Utah November 21, 2012. Picture taken November 21, 2012. REUTERS/George Frey
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