Air New Zealand confirmed it is in discussions with Australia's Virgin Blue regarding a transtasman alliance. ANZ said in a statement that the airlines "have been in ongoing discussions for several months but no agreement has been reached." The Tasman covers all routes between Australia and New Zealand and currently is served by 11 airlines operating everything from A380s to 737s. The potential alliance is similar to an attempt by Qantas and ANZ to create a joint ...

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