January 2, 2013
Emirates and Qantas welcome draft ACCC determination on partnership
Emirates and Qantas have welcomed the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission’s (ACCC) draft determination that proposes to grant authorisation for their partnership for five years. The partnership will provide customers with a seamless international and Australian network, exclusive frequent flyer benefits and world‐class travel experience ACCC approval is required for Emirates and Qantas to coordinate on pricing, sales and capacity. The ACCC has issued a draft determination with a final decision due in March 2013. The implementation of the partnership remains subject to the ACCC’s final determination and regulatory approval in other jurisdictions.