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Australia Wants to Ensure There Are Two Airlines After Shutdown

Virgin Australia self-service check-in kiosks stand idle at Melbourne Airport on March 23.
Virgin Australia self-service check-in kiosks stand idle at Melbourne Airport on March 23.Photographer: Carla Gottgens/Bloomberg

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The Australian government is in contact with Virgin Australia Holdings Ltd. management and wants to make sure there is a competitive airline industry when people are allowed to start traveling again after the coronavirus pandemic.