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7-Aug-2013 1:24 PM

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

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