Air New Zealand 777-200. Photo: By Rob Finlayson. The New Zealand Ministry of Transport followed the Australian Consumer and Competition Commission, giving the green light to the alliance between Virgin Blue and Air New Zealand (ATW Daily News, Dec. 17). Blue CEO and MD John Borghetti welcomed the approval, saying that the decision “recognizes the public benefits that will be delivered by this new alliance in terms of better flight schedules, increased flight frequency and ...

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