Virgin Australia Holdings Ltd. announced on the 30th of October that it sold a 10 percent stake to Singapore Airlines Ltd. The company announced two other deals as well. Virgin Australia, the Australia’s No. 2 carrier, is sharpening its knives as recent deals are aimed at threatening Qantas Airways Ltd., which has been a leader of Australian aviation market for over a decade.
Qantas Airways Ltd. has announced that it signed a 10-year partnership deal with Emirate Airlines to boost the Australian airline’s international division. The Qantas – Emirates deal regards replacing Singapore with Dubai as the stopover point for European services of the Australian flagship carrier. Moreover officials of those two companies have informed that carriers will align ticket process and flight schedules.