Virgin Australia applied (15-Jul-2011) to the Australian International Air Services Commission, seeking 1625 seats of third country codeshare capacity to permit Virgin Australia to codeshare on Singapore Airlines and/or SilkAir services to points in India via Singapore. Singapore and Silk Air operate to Mumbai, New Delhi, Kolkala, Chennai, Bangalore and Hyderabad. Virgin Australia has requested a five-year term, with the allocation to be fully used by 31-Jan-2012. Virgin Australia and Singapore Airlines have recently signed an agreement to form a long-term strategic alliance. In a joint application to the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC), Virgin Australia and Singapore Airlines have sought authorisation to cooperate across a broad range of commercial functions in order to build an integrated alliance. The IASC anticipates that the ACCC will issue its determination on this matter before the end of 2011.
15-Jul-2011 12:36 PM