Qantas and Emirates welcome ACCC formal approval of their partnership for five more years

25 March, 2018

Qantas and Emirates welcomed (24-Mar-2018) the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission's (ACCC) decision to reauthorise their partnership until 2023. Qantas International CEO Alison Webster said "The ACCC's reauthorisation of our joint business is an important milestone in helping us continue deliver benefits for travellers and Australian tourism for the next five years" He reported that the "evolution of our partnership reflects changes in customer demand and will allow us to leverage the latest aircraft technology and maximise new routes". The partners announced the continuation of the joint business in Aug-2017, with Qantas halting operations to Dubai, in favour of services to Singapore, and Emirates ending trans Tasman operations, in favour of codeshares with Qantas. [more - original PR]