SN Brussels Airlines has announced it is ending talks with Virgin Express about a possible merger. The talks apparently foundered on the amount that Virgin Express was willing the invest in the new airline and the share of equity it demanded in return. SN Brussels’ executive chairman Rob Kuipers has often stressed that the airline could stand on its own. The first Avro RJ100, OO-DWC (msn E3322), has been repainted in SN Brussels Airlines’ new livery by QAPS in Amsterdam. The others will follow in the coming months.