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Trans-Atlantic travel restart means the world to Virgin Atlantic, says boss

The reopening of the United States to British travellers will help all airlines operating between the two countries, but for UK-based trans-Atlantic-focused Virgin Atlantic, it means “the world”, its chief executive said. “Virgin would not be Virgin without the Atlantic,” CEO Shai Weiss said in an interview. Virgin Atlantic, founded by billionaire Richard Branson, is 51% owned by Branson’s Virgin Group with the balance held by Delta Air Lines.

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