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Virgin’s $1 acquisition of Tiger changes the game

Virgin is doubling down on its low-cost carrier, just as Singapore Airlines devotes all its attention to killing Jetstar in Asia.

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Qantas in Asia: expensive, cramped and losing share fast

Qantas’ all-important strategy in Asia is in tatters, analysts and insiders tell Crikey. New low-cost carriers in the region are losing out to bigger rivals.

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Qantas junked? It’s too late to save the flying kangaroo

Australia’s airline has been junked by two credit ratings agency. So what can Alan Joyce and the Qantas board do about it? It’s probably too late to save the flying kangaroo now.

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Jetstar in for the long haul … out of Asia

Jetstar becoming Singapore’s first long-haul, low-cost carrier has far more serious ramifications than the scant press coverage intimated.

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Jetstar now on collision course with Vietjet

Scarcely a month after entering a low cost carrier alliance with Air Asia, Jetstar’s battered Vietnam ambitions now face competition from a joint venture in the form of Vietjet Air Asia.

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The Tiger vs. Qantas battle is turning nasty

The battle of the low-cost trans-border franchises of Singapore Airlines-controlled Tiger and Qantas-directed Jetstar Asia is heating up, with Jetstar’s plans to fly twice daily between Singapore and Tokyo being shot out of the sky this morning.

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Who wants to buy Virgin Blue?

The chances of something much bigger than a change in control of Virgin Blue occurring by year’s end are rising after its founding CEO Brett Godfrey told reporters at yesterday’s AGM that he wouldn’t stick around under the”‘wrong” owners, writes Ben Sandilands.

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Qantas sale act about to be quartered?

Is the ownership of Qantas about to become an election issue months after the parties saw the politically charged debate over the APA private equity bid go away? We may know this afternoon, writes Ben Sandilands.

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Return of the Qantas ‘Behemoth’?

Can Geoff Dixon’s ‘behemoth’, or the unfair combination of rich foreign airlines plotting to destroy Qantas, be about to make a return?

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Australian skies set to become Tigerland by year’s end

Tiger Airways has sprung an extra 50 Airbus A320s on Qantas/Jetstar and Virgin Blue with an order that could take the Singaporean revenge for the Jetstar Asia provocation to 70 jets by 2012.

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