Virgin Australia News Stories
April 24, 2013
Singapore Airlines has increased its stake in Virgin Australia to 19.9 percent, boosting its influence at the carrier at a time of industry jostling to secure lucrative routes in Southeast Asia.
April 23, 2013
Shares of Singapore's Tiger Airways rose to their highest in more than three months after Australia's competition regulator approved a deal between the budget carrier's Australian unit and Virgin Australia.
October 29, 2012
Virgin Australia, Australia's second-ranked airline, said alliance partner Singapore Airlines would buy a 10 percent stake in it for AUD$105 million (USD$108 million) to help it compete with larger rival Qantas.
September 3, 2012
Abu Dhabi's flag carrier Etihad Airways has raised its stake in Virgin Australia to 10 percent through open market purchases, the state airline said in a statement on Sunday.
July 19, 2012
Abu Dhabi's Etihad Airways said on Thursday the Australian government had allowed it to raise its stake in Virgin Australia to 10 percent.
July 5, 2012
Virgin Australia on Thursday said it has ordered 23 Boeing 737 MAX 8 aircraft in a deal worth USD$2.19 billion at list prices.
June 6, 2012
Abu Dhabi's Etihad Airways raised its stake in Virgin Australia to 4.99 percent, a day after it announced plans to build its holding in the No. 2 Australian carrier.
June 5, 2012
Abu Dhabi's rapidly-growing Etihad Airways has bought a four percent stake in Virgin Australia, its fourth overseas deal since December as the airline tries to compete with Gulf rivals.
January 24, 2012
Etihad Airways could consider taking a stake in alliance partner Virgin Australia as the Middle Eastern carrier looks for new investment opportunities in Asia-Pacific, the Australian Financial Review reported on Wednesday.
November 2, 2011
Virgin Australia is expanding its business class service on Australia's busiest routes from January, with fares up to 30 percent below troubled rival Qantas Airways, Virgin's CEO said on Wednesday.
October 31, 2011
Abu Dhabi's Etihad Airways is planning to introduce additional services in Australia, as other carriers step in to fill the gap from Qantas grounding its fleet over industrial dispute.
October 21, 2011
Singapore Airlines said on Thursday the Competition Commission of Singapore had approved its proposed alliance with Virgin Australia.