Virgin Blue lashed out at growing support in the Australian government for Singapore Airlines' bid to operate flights from Australia to the US. Co-founder and CEO Brett Godfrey was quick to point out that 12 months ago the government denied access to SIA (ATWOnline, Feb. 22, 2006). "Based squarely on that cabinet review and resolution, Virgin Blue took a decision to invest more than A$1 billion ($775.7 million) to equip and launch a new international airline for Australia," he told ...

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