Airports reject Air NZ and Virgin's codeshare proposal; Australia wants more detail

Airports reject Air NZ and Virgin's codeshare proposal; Australia wants more detail
Air NZ's deal with Virgin is not liked by airports. (Image: Supplied)
Denise McNabb
Airports on both sides of the Tasman have given the thumbs down to a proposed codeshare agreement between Air New Zealand and Virgin Australia for trans-Tasman flights. The airports claimed to regulators the move would stymie growth and competition, and this would not only lessen airline choice but increase airfares on the routes. In submissions opposing the proposal, they also said the five-year codeshare agreement would disincentivise Virgin Australia (VA) from resuming services to NZ ports it serviced before the covid crisis.&...

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