Virgin Group boss Richard Branson has commented publicly that Qantas had previously sought financial help from the federal government to boost capacity and push Virgin Australia out of the market. “They [Qantas] poured hundreds of millions of dollars into overcapacity into routes we were flying on, and they literally almost drove themselves out of business,” said Branson. “The Government quite rightfully told them it’s up to them to compete on a fair, level playing field. And they went back and stopped dumping tonnes of capacity on routes and behaving more sensibly.” In 2014, Qantas argued that it there wasn’t an

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