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Virgin Australia rationale for the acquisition of Tigerair Australia is to compete in the LCC market

7-Aug-2013 1:24 PM

Virgin Australia COO Sean Donohue, speaking at the CAPA Australia Pacific Aviation Summit, stated (07-Aug-2013) the rationale behind the acquisition of Skywest Airlines in Apr-2013 is to better compete in the Australian regional and charter market, while the 60% acquisition in Tigerair Australia is to compete in the low-cost market. Mr Donohue noted the carrier's