The Australian government has made a public call for the US DOT to approve the alliance deal between Virgin and Delta Airlines.
THE federal government has taken the unusual step of intervening to lobby on behalf of Virgin Blue, seeking to overturn a US regulator's initial rejection of an alliance with Delta Air Lines.
Read the following stories on the subject
Sydney Morning Herald Sat 16th Oct Canberra backs Virgin plea by Matt O'Sullivan
The Australian Sat 16th Oct Regulators battle over anti-trust immunity by Steve Creedy