Virgin, flying to exciting America and... um... Scotland
Virgin Atlantic are tagteaming on a transatlantic flights venture with Delta Air Lines, provided the US company buys Singapore Airlines' 49% stake in the UK airline.
This means that Delta and Virgin will be able to share their flights between Britain and America. Sharing the workload could well lead to prices coming down too.
This is good news for Virgin who haven't been enjoying business recently, posting a loss of £80m thanks to rising fuel prices and the euro zone crisis. Elsewhere, Virgin have announced that they'll be flying to-and-from the decidedly less-exotic Scotland. There'll be 18 flights a day between Scotland and Heathrow Airport, which is competition for BA who have pretty much had the monopoly on London to Scotland flights thus far.
Virgin Atlantic chief executive Steve Ridgway said: "Throughout our history, Virgin Atlantic has successfully fought British Airways all over the world and has offered passengers a compelling alternative. We will look to replicate that in our short-haul flying and challenge the current BA monopoly on these routes which is causing serious consumer harm."