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Australia: Virgin Australia clears competition hurdle for Hong Kong flights

 |  March 20, 2017

Virgin Australia has been given the green light to commence ticket sales for its proposed Hong Kong flights after the nation’s competition regulator granted interim authorisation for an alliance with HNA and its affiliated carriers.

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission said on Monday it had granted interim authorisation to the alliance.

“Interim authorisation commences immediately and remains in place until it is revoked or the date the ACCC’s final determination comes into effect,” the ACCC decision said.

The ACCC said it had decided to grant interim authorisation given the tie-up “appears likely to result in some public benefit and limited public detriment”. A final decision was expected in the coming months.

Full Content: Australian Business Traveller

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