Qantas is urging Australian regulators not to give Virgin Blue interim approval to coordinate pricing with new partner Etihad Airways, stressing that the proposed deal has too many ramifications in important markets to be fast-tracked. Virgin Blue and Etihad announced a code share agreement in August, and since then they have also applied to the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) for permission to begin closer commercial cooperation. The Etihad deal is one of the ...
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