Virgin Australia

Businesses like Virgin Australia have offered a number of incentives for customers, in an attempt to speed up the vaccine rollout in Australia. Photo: Shutterstock

While a second airline is valuable to provide competition for Qantas, a government bailout of Virgin is not desirable. 

Tiger

Virgin Australia has announced a series of deals that will see it take a controlling stake in low cost carrier Tiger Airways, which will help cement its move to a premium airline, says Ian Douglas.