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Australia: Virgin Australia granted permission cooperate with Virgin Atlantic

 |  July 4, 2019

Virgin Australia granted interim authorization to cooperate with Virgin Atlantic The ACCC has granted interim authorization for Virgin Australia (ASX: VAH) to cooperate with Virgin Atlantic on flights between Australia and the United Kingdom/Ireland, via Hong Kong, Los Angeles and any other future mutual connecting points.

While the two airlines are separate businesses, they already have a codeshare arrangement which allows them to market flights on planes flown by the other.

Authorization will allow the two airlines to coordinate on a wide range of matters such as jointly managing prices, inventory, and marketing strategies, which would not currently be permitted in their existing arm’s length commercial codeshare and loyalty arrangements.

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