The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission has given formal approval for Singapore Airlines’ proposed alliance with Virgin Australia, the final regulatory approval needed for the two carriers to proceed with their wide-ranging alliance.

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The U.S. Department of Transportation has awarded final approval for the planned transpacific joint business agreement between American Airlines and Qantas Airways. DOT approval represented the final regulatory hurdle the two carriers had to overcome to be able to establish the JBA.

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The ACCC is expected to make its final ruling following public comments on the proposal. The two airlines are also awaiting approval from the Competition Commission of Singapore.

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The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission has granted authorization for an alliance between Etihad Airways and the Virgin Blue Group of Airlines for five years. The authorization allows the airlines to cooperate on joint pricing and scheduling of services across their respective networks.

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The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission has issued a draft determination proposing to grant authorization for a planned alliance between Etihad Airways and the airlines of the Virgin Blue Group.

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