On 22 March 2012 the ACCC issued a draft decision proposing to authorise a Corporate Alliance between Virgin Australia and WA carrier, Skywest. The Corporate Alliance will allow the airlines to offer integrated air passenger transport services to corporate customers seeking an integrated suite of charter, domestic and international services, such as mining companies with large fly-in-fly-out workforces.

The ACCC granted Virgin and Skywest interim authorisation on 25 January 2012, allowing them to set up the Corporate Alliance and begin negotiating and tendering for corporate contracts. Further submissions are sought from the applicants and interested parties in relation to this draft determination prior to making a final decision on whether to authorise the conduct.