05.04.2008 - Virgin Atlantic (VS/London Heathrow) has approached Lufthansa (LH/Frankfurt) about a proposed merger between Virgin and bmi british midland (BD/Nottingham). Lufthansa owns 30% in bmi and holds an option to take over the stake of majority owner Sir Michael Bishop.

Richard Branson has announced that he would consider buying back the 49% stake in Virgin Atlantic that Singapore Airlines (SQ/Singapore Changi) is reportedly planning to sell.

za: www.ch-aviation.ch
Czy to oznacza, że (jesli fuzja dojdzie do skutku), to VS wchodzi do Star Alliance, czy wręcz, że BD wychodzi z sojuszu?