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December 03, 2012

Monday Midday Must-Reads

-Delta Air Lines is interested in purchasing part of Virgin Atlantic, according to this Bloomberg report. The Atlanta-based carrier is in talks with Singapore Airlines which currently owns 49 percent of Virgin Atlantic. Sir Richard Branson has a 51 percent stake in Virgin Atlantic and has recently signaled that Virgin may consider joining one of the three global airline alliances.

-Hawaiian Airlines continues to grow its international service, reports USA Today. The carrier, known primarily for its inter-island flights, announced it will begin service to Taipei in July with flights three times a week.

-Last week, President Obama signed a bill that requires U.S. airlines be excluded from the European Union's new carbon emissions laws. The Hill says carriers had lobbied heavily for the legislation, "arguing that the European Union rules were unfair because they would have been applied to the entire length of flights to European destinations, not just the time spent in EU airspace."

-Andrea Ahles

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