20 SEPTEMBER 2010
BTN also goes out by email every Sunday night at midnight (UK time). To view this edition click here.
The Business Travel News
PO Box 758
Edgware HA8 4QF
+44 (0)20 8952 8383
© 2019 Business Travel News Ltd.
VIRGIN BLUE’S planned alliance with Air New Zealand, turned down with a draft ruling by the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission, has resulted in Sir Richard Branson hinting on Australian radio that the airline might terminate all flights to New Zealand. "If we can't have an arrangement like that, there is a possibility that we would pull off the Tasman routes," he said. The airline withdrew from NZ domestic services due to losses. Australia to New Zealand was also losing money. “We think if we can work together with Air New Zealand, we can offer a proper competitor to Qantas," Branson noted. "If we're a strong competitor, we can keep fares low and we can keep Qantas honest and we believe that's in the interest of the travelling public.” www.virginblue.com.au
All comments are filtered to exclude any excesses but the Editor does not have to agree with what is being said. 100 words maximum
No one has commented yet, why don't you start the ball rolling?