U.K. regional carrier Flybe will be rebranded as Virgin
Connect next year. A consortium including Virgin Atlantic acquired Flybe in
Virgin Connect will link Virgin Atlantic's long-haul network
of mostly transatlantic flights to Flybe's current European regional network.
The synergy is likely to benefit Delta, which owns 49% of Virgin Atlantic and
operates a transatlantic joint venture with the carrier.
Along with Virgin Atlantic, Cyrus Capital and Stobart
Aviation own Flybe.