On 22 June 2011, Singapore Airlines Limited (‘SIA’) and Virgin Australia Airlines Pty Ltd (‘Virgin Australia’) applied to the Competition Commission of Singapore for a decision to clear their Proposed Alliance (‘PA’). Under this PA, SIA and Virgin Australia will codeshare international and domestic flights, provide frequent-flyer and lounge benefits to each other’s customers, conduct joint sales, marketing and distribution and co-ordinate flight schedules between Singapore and Australia. SIA and Virgin Australia have argued that the PA does not breach the Competition Act as it will increase competition for air passenger services from Singapore and various Australian, Pacific and trans-Tasman destinations. The proposed alliance is intended to be implemented in 2011, and its purpose is to ensure mutual benefit to the parties involved, as well as to benefit passengers. It should be noted that an application for this Proposed Alliance Agreement has also been filed in Australia and is awaiting decision from both regulators