Plan to avoid air monopoly

Sunday Territorian - - NEWS -

AUS­TRALIA will re­tain two do­mes­tic air­lines even if Vir­gin goes un­der, with the Gov­ern­ment de­ter­mined to avoid a Qan­tas monopoly.

News Corp un­der­stands the Gov­ern­ment has es­tab­lished prin­ci­ples for nav­i­gat­ing a po­ten­tial Vir­gin col­lapse, which in­cludes a re­quire­ment for two com­mer­cially-vi­able air­lines to op­er­ate in Aus­tralia.

The air­lines would ser­vice cap­i­tal cities and main re­gional hubs and would be­gin in­creas­ing ca­pac­ity af­ter Aus­tralia emerged from the coro­n­avirus lock­down in com­ing months.

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