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Podcast: An impending Qantas-Virgin price war?

written by Tasha Levy | May 7, 2020
A Qantas A380 and Virgin Australia A330 at YMML (Victor Pody)

The competition is fierce amongst potential buyers for Virgin Australia, but how is the current uncertainty around flights as well as threats from Alan Joyce going to affect the sale getting over the line?

Hosts Phil Tarrant, Christian “Boo” Boucousis and Adam Thorn unpack the latest news around Virgin’s bidding war on this episode of the Australian Aviation Podcast.

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Comments (2)

  • ian


    qantarse has the upper hand as they could & will announce sale fares & start selling them, before revived Virgin even gets off the ground, if it does.

  • john


    the news this am, that Rex could get 10 jets for the golden triangle is probably the most sensible idea I’ve heard, as every minute VA revival sounds less likely. Hope they some how look after velocity frequent flyers. Obviously, they’d want access to them.

    Sounds like Rex could ramp up very quickly. They would also have plenty of regional feed.

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