Virgin Australia is likely to use subsidiary Tigerair Australia on international routes to better compete with Jetstar in the low-cost market, and it has not ruled out new fleet types for Tigerair. Virgin announced Oct. 17 it has struck a deal to fully take over Tigerair, pending regulatory approvals. It currently holds a 60% stake in Tigerair, with the remainder owned by Singapore-based Tiger Airways Holdings. As part of its agreement with Tiger Airways Holdings, Virgin will gain rights to ...

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