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Qantas and Emirates renew their vows

Two of the world’s biggest airlines have renewed their vows during a ceremony filled with passion, love and confetti.

Ok, not really.

But doesn’t that sound sweet?

The partnership between Qantas and Emirates has been reauthorised for another five years until 2023.

Speaking on the move, Qantas International CEO Alison Webster said: “The ACCC’s reauthorisation of our joint business is an important milestone in helping us continue to deliver benefits for travellers and Australian tourism for the next five years.”

“The evolution of our partnership reflects changes in customer demand and will allow us to leverage the latest aircraft technology and maximise new routes.”

“With three options to get to Europe; via Perth, Singapore and Dubai, and greater frequency across the Tasman, the ACCC’s decision allows us to continue to jointly provide the best network, the best service and the best frequent flyer programs for millions of customers travelling between Australia/New Zealand and the UK and Europe.”

According to the airlines, the continuation of the joint business, announced in August 2017, will deliver expanded services, and greater schedule choice.

As well as this, it will offer increased frequent flyer benefits and an ongoing commitment to the development of world class products and travel experiences.

Emirates’ Executive Vice President and Chief Commercial Officer Thierry Antinori said: “We look forward to progressing on the plans that will take our successful partnership to its next phase.”

“Together, we offer travellers access to even more destinations on our joint network, more convenient flight choices, and frequent flyer benefits.

Over the next five years, we will continue to work closely with our partner Qantas to deliver benefits for our customers, for Australia’s air transport connectivity, and for both airlines.”

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