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Announcements pending for Virgin Australia

Virgin Australia is expected to make the most of Sir Richard Branson’s ongoing visit to Australia by disclosing strategic decisions. The Virgin Group founder is in Australia for charity talks, announced Virgin’s eucalyptus biofuel project, and is having some mid-flight fun with toilet paper.Some announcements were due to be released late last week but were […]

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Qantas: We’re at a disadvantage on the trans-Pacific

Photograph: AirSpace user afkabruce98 I wish I could unite Brett Godfrey and Scott Swift so I could watch their jaws drop at Qantas claiming that with a 37% trans-Pacific market share last year, the largest of any airline or alliance, it is at a competitive disadvantage.The disclosure was made in Qantas’s and American Airlines’ application […]

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Should the Qantas-AA application be approved?

The crux of Qantas and AA’s joint business agreement (JBA) application is if the two carriers should be granted greater leveraging power by being able to coordinate prices and capacity. Everything else in the application, which the carriers are eager to talk up, can be done without approval, and even without approval Qantas and AA […]

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A look at what’s next for Virgin & Delta following US anti-trust approval

Key changes to the proposed anti-trust alliance between Delta and Virgin Blue (now Australia) convinced the US Department of Transportation to overnight tentatively approve the alliance for five years, saying the two carriers “have made every effort to achieve efficiency-enhancing integration at the outset”.  Virgin now has the icing on its cake, to invoke a […]

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V Australia & Delta detail trans-Pacific capacity commitment

V Australia and Delta have submitted to US Department of Transportation details of their capacity commitment on the trans-Pacific market. The two carriers had previously announced their intention not to cut flights in an effort to quell DOT concerns their pending joint-venture would not be anti-consumer.Under their commitment, V Australia and Delta would maintain at […]

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Delta Air Lines mum on purchasing Virgin Blue’s E170s

Photograph: AirSpace user Planet Aircraft It has been over a month since Virgin Blue chief executive John Borghetti said at the carrier’s half-annual results that there would soon be news on the withdrawal and sale plans of the carrier’s 6-strong Embraer 170 fleet.“We are in discussions with a number of parties and there is nothing […]

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Virgin Blue’s US-Canada codeshare with Delta gives clues to Delta-V strategy

A line of three Delta Boeing 767-400s parked at London Heathrow’s T4. Photograph: AirSpace user Allan The Canadian Transportation Agency this month has approved a three year agreement for V Australia to codeshare on Delta’s flights between the United States and Canada.The approval is for Delta flights operated by the Atlanta-based carrier or its regional […]

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Virgin Blue Poised to Introduce Business Class for Better Margins; Borghetti Refutes ‘Desk Clearing’ Profit Downgrade

Virgin Blue’s short-haul fleet is poised to see the introduction of business class under the carrier’s “New Blue” strategy. (Photo: Will Horton)Virgin Blue’s long-term “New Blue” strategy for the group aims to capture more of the corporate market with a business class while vowing its leisure product will be “attacking all three of our competitors […]

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