Throws out last-ditch effort to stop merger for fear it would drive prices up and service down.
Tony Abbott said subsidizing the airline would be "a bottomless pit" as its credit rating was cut to junk status.
Deep discounts and popularity of big pickup trucks propel November vehicle sales well past expectations.
The new terminal will be able to handle 20 million passengers when completed, three times the existing passenger flow through the airport.
The state-owned airline did not disclose the value of the agreement or give details about the type of aircraft.
But Japan's two leading airlines say they will fly through the zone without informing China.
Antitrust enforcers worldwide have been investigating price fixing of more than 30 types of car parts, including seatbelts, radiators, windshield wipers.
Boeing earlier urged 15 carriers to avoid flying the jetliners near high-altitude thunderstorms.
The settlement resolving the U.S. Justice Department's antitrust objections was not opposed by any of the company's creditors.
Bad-tempered battle between Virgin Australia and Qantas is a proxy for Etihad vs Emirates.
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