NZ gives the go ahead Virgin Blue Air NZ

first_imgNew Zealand Minister of Transport Steven Joyce has approved the trans-Tasman alliance between Air New Zealand and Virgin Blue.The approval from New Zealand handed down today in addition to recent consent from the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission means the airline will be able to “implement the alliance and deliver benefits to customers”.“The Minister has recognised the benefits and value created for consumers by the alliance,” Air New Zealand chief executive Rob Fyfe said. “Air New Zealand and Virgin Blue will now form a team to ensure we move ahead quickly with bringing the alliance to life over the coming months.“We look forward to being able to connect our customers between all Australian cities served by Virgin Blue and all towns and cities where we operate in New Zealand.” Mr Joyce said the route would raise competition in the region as well as increase customers benefits, TVNZ reported.“Travellers will benefit from a wider range of travel options and improved range of departure times, and the continuation of competitive fares,” he said. Source = e-Travel Blackboard: N.Jlast_img

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