The competition watchdog said it had been “closely scrutinising” the 19.9% share purchase and was focusing on the “competitive dynamics” between the two airlines.
Fly in, fly out charter operator Alliance said its ability to adapt planes for coronavirus has helped it to increase profits this financial year by $7 million.
The United States Department of Transportation (DOT) has asked American Airlines and Qantas for more details on its proposed expanded alliance and joint-business agreement (JBA). The DOT said on Wednesday it had reviewed the pair’s application for antitrust immunity (ATI) that was lodged in February, as well as supporting confidential documents. However, it said the
Air New Zealand chief strategy, network and alliances officer Nick Judd says there were signs of a “conscious uncoupling” with Virgin Australia as far back as 2015. In April, the New Zealand flag carrier announced it would not seek to renew the joint-venture partnership that had been in place since 2010 and was due to