Virgin Australia Airbus A330-200. By Rob Finlayson Australia’s competition watchdog has approved Virgin Australia’s acquisition of Perth-based Skywest Airlines, although hurdles remain. In October, Virgin Australia announced plans to acquire 60% of Tiger Airways Australia and 100% of Australian regional Skywest Airlines. Responding to the application, the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) said it will rule on the Tiger Airways deal Feb. 7 and ...

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