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ACCC approves Delta-Virgin Blue tie up

written by australianaviation.com.au | December 11, 2009
photo - Seth Jaworski
photo – Seth Jaworski

The ACCC (Australian Competition and Consumer Commission) has given its formal approval to the planned Delta Air Lines-Virgin Blue joint venture, citing that it will have competition benefits for the travelling public.

“The ACCC considers that the joint venture is likely to assist Virgin and Delta to compete more effectively against the incumbents on the routes – Qantas and United Airlines,” ACCC chairman Graeme Samuel said.

In particular, the ACCC noted that the joint venture will allow passengers flying on Delta or V Australia services greater connectivity throughout Australia and the United States. It also expects that cost savings will be passed on to passengers due to the increased competition on Pacific routes.

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Delta and Virgin Blue are expected to start the joint venture during 2010, subject to granting antitrust immunity from the US Department of Transport.

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ACCC approves Delta-Virgin Blue tie up

written by australianaviation.com.au | December 11, 2009
photo - Seth Jaworski
photo – Seth Jaworski

The ACCC (Australian Competition and Consumer Commission) has given its formal approval to the planned Delta Air Lines-Virgin Blue joint venture, citing that it will have competition benefits for the travelling public.

“The ACCC considers that the joint venture is likely to assist Virgin and Delta to compete more effectively against the incumbents on the routes – Qantas and United Airlines,” ACCC chairman Graeme Samuel said.

In particular, the ACCC noted that the joint venture will allow passengers flying on Delta or V Australia services greater connectivity throughout Australia and the United States. It also expects that cost savings will be passed on to passengers due to the increased competition on Pacific routes.

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Delta and Virgin Blue are expected to start the joint venture during 2010, subject to granting antitrust immunity from the US Department of Transport.

Steer your own in-flight experience – available on print and digital Whether our classic glossy magazine in your letterbox, daily news updates in your inbox, peeling back a few layers in the podcast or our monthly current affair reports, you can count on us to keep you up to date. Sign up today for just $99.95 for more exclusive offers here. Subscribe now at australianaviation.com.au.

ACCC approves Delta-Virgin Blue tie up

written by australianaviation.com.au | December 11, 2009
photo - Seth Jaworski
photo – Seth Jaworski

The ACCC (Australian Competition and Consumer Commission) has given its formal approval to the planned Delta Air Lines-Virgin Blue joint venture, citing that it will have competition benefits for the travelling public.

“The ACCC considers that the joint venture is likely to assist Virgin and Delta to compete more effectively against the incumbents on the routes – Qantas and United Airlines,” ACCC chairman Graeme Samuel said.

In particular, the ACCC noted that the joint venture will allow passengers flying on Delta or V Australia services greater connectivity throughout Australia and the United States. It also expects that cost savings will be passed on to passengers due to the increased competition on Pacific routes.

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Delta and Virgin Blue are expected to start the joint venture during 2010, subject to granting antitrust immunity from the US Department of Transport.

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