Virgin Australia Airlines (Brisbane) and Singapore Airlines (Singapore) have received the final approval from the Singapore government for their proposed alliance. Virgin Australia issued the following statement:
“Virgin Australia group of airlines (ASX: VBA) welcomed the Competition Commission of Singapore’s (CCS’s) approval of its proposed alliance with Singapore Airlines.
The proposed alliance will enable the two airlines to provide guests with an expanded network of destinations, seamless connections, a more convenient flight schedule and more opportunities to earn frequent flyer points and access lounges.
Approval of the alliance is key to the company’s strategy of building an international network with global coverage to complement Virgin Australia’s core domestic business.
The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) announced draft approval of the proposed alliance on October 13, 2011 and the airlines await its final decision.”
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