Virgin Blue is moving to set up a lower-fare offshoot to combat both Jetstar Airways and the entry of Singapore-based Tiger Airways into the Australian domestic market (ATWOnline, May 4). Unlike most countries, Australia allows foreign-owned and foreign-based airlines to operate domestically if they pass a public interest test. According to Virgin Blue CEO Brett Godfrey, the ultra-low-cost operation could be established within a few months. Godfrey told media in Brisbane that "the Virgin ...

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