Branson’s US take-off hits turbulence

Richard Branson’s attempt to conquer the United States has yet to get off the ground.

23rd September, 2006

Richard Branson’s attempt to conquer the United States has yet to get off the ground.

Travellers hoping that his proposed low-cost Virgin America airline would improve choice and competition, and perhaps raise standards in the industry, remain frustrated as US airline companies fight a bitter campaign to clip the wings of Branson’s latest venture before it has a chance to fly at all.

The Americans - led by Continental Airlines and...

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