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Thursday, January 20, 2011

Air New Zealand acquires stake in Virgin Blue

Air New Zealand have announced to the NXZ and ASX that they have acquired more than 5% of share in Virgin Blue and intends to hold between 10% & 14.99%. 

This announcement comes as a surprise for some, but some armchair pundits have often speculated on the option of NZ investing in DJ.
Air New Zealand chief executive Rob Fyfe said his airline had no intention of making a takeover bid for Virgin Blue. He told Virgin Blue's chief executive, John Borghetti, this in a telephone call today.


"The investment in Virgin Blue is part of Air New Zealand's strategy to develop scale and reach in this region. The Tasman alliance with Virgin Blue was the first step in this strategy.

Air New Zealand intends to make a further announcement about the shareholding to the NZX and ASX before the commencement of market trading tomorrow.
Read more on this announcement from the stuff.co.nz article HERE

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