All posts tagged "Australian Competition and Consumer Commission"

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    Emirates and Qantas Welcome ACCC Decision on Partnership

    Emirates and Qantas have welcomed the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission’s approval of their partnership for a period of five years. The partnership will provide customers with a seamless international and Australian network, frequent flyer benefits and world-class travel experiences.  Today’s decision follows a six-month review process by the ACCC that included...

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    ACCC Approves Virgin Australia Acquisition of Skywest

    The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission has approved Virgin Australia’s proposed acquisition of regional carrier Skywest. Skywest will become part of the Virgin Australia brand but will continue to operate under its current Air Operator Certificate with its own management team, based in Western Australia. This will enable Virgin Australia to fast-track...

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    Qantas to Launch Chauffeur Service in April

    Qantas is to launch a complimentary chauffeur drive service for premium passengers in April, as part of the airline’s partnership with Emirates. First Class and Business Class passengers travelling on Qantas’s route from London to Australia via Dubai will be offered a chauffeur car at both ends of the journey. From July,...

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    Qantas / Emirates Deal Gets Initial Approval

    The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission has issued a draft decision proposing to authorise a five-year alliance between Qantas and Emirates. The ACCC said that “the alliance was likely to result in material, although not substantial benefits to Australian consumers”. Alan Joyce, Qantas Group Chief Executive, said: “Our customer research has shown...