ACCC gives green light for Virgin Australia – Alliance partnership

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The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) has decided in favour of the partnership between Virgin Australia and Alliance Airlines. The partnership will give Virgin Australia and Alliance Airlines the ability to explore options to coordinate operations in relation to services on several regional and short-haul international routes.  

Virgin Australia General Manager Network and Alliances Jim Fuoco said the final determination provides a platform for Virgin and Alliance to support regional air services and communities with access to more affordable air travel.

Under the partnership, Virgin Australia will work with Alliance on opportunities to expand its regional footprint which will enable the potential redeployment of B737 aircraft to higher-density routes across the airline’s domestic network.

The ACCC has granted the authorisation until March 31, 2023.

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