200701011107The Independent reports that the US has delayed the launch of Dickie B's new cheap-seat airline, Virgin America. The Department of Trade has rejected Virgin America's application for an operating license after because the close relationship between the airline and the Virgin Group means it is not under the control of US citizens.

The Independent reports that the US has delayed the launch of Dickie B‘s new cheap-seat airline, Virgin America. The Department of Trade has rejected Virgin America's application for an operating license after because the close relationship between the airline and the Virgin Group means it is not under the control of US citizens. The Indie says:

The airline has been forced to consider ways to revise its financial structure to ensure it meets US Department of Transport rules which bar foreign-controlled carriers from domestic routes.

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