13 Oct '11, 1am

SIA-Virgin Australia airline cleared for take-off

SIA-Virgin Australia airline cleared for take-off

Singapore: The proposed alliance between Singapore Airlines and Virgin Australia has been given the green light by the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission's (ACCC). The approval means Singapore Airlines and Virgin Australia will be able to take the next step to build an integrated alliance, offering an expanded network and seamless service offerings for travellers. "We are pleased with the ACCC's draft approval" said Singapore Airlines' Regional Vice-President for South West Pacific, Subhas Menon, adding that the partnership with Virgin Australia "will enable us to deliver a best-in-class travel experience across Australia." "Today's announcement will be welcome news to leisure and corporate travellers alike who will benefit from the more attractive and competitive travel options this alliance will provide" said Menon in a statement. Singapore Airlines and Virgi...

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