THE DISTILLERY: Crowded flight

Jotters highlight the tricky politics of the aviation world, with one saying John Borghetti has a tough job to keep the crowded Virgin register happy.

Virgin Australia boss John Borghetti has got what he wanted from the consumer watchdog – approval to buy a 60 per cent stake in Singapore Airlines-backed Tiger Australia. While he might also have wanted, or at least expected, the carrier to jump on board with a larger stake in the Australian flyer, now Virgin has to deal with a crowded register. Some headliner commentators investigate.

Also in this Friday's double shot from The Distillery, Wednesday's CPI numbers get a lookover after Thursday's break for ANZAC Day. Let's begin.


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