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Delta sees deal as ticket to grow

Stake in Virgin Atlantic would give it a larger slice of NY-London travel

MINNEAPOLIS — The skies between London and New York are full of business travelers, and Delta Air Lines wants more of them.

Delta is looking into buying a big stake in Virgin Atlantic, the second-biggest airline at London’s Heathrow airport. New York to London is one of the world’s most important travel routes, and Delta currently flies fewer flights to Heathrow than its main US competitors, American and United.

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