Qantas, Emirates lodge formal submission

Qantas, Emirates lodge formal submission
By admin


Qantas and Emirates have spelt out the consumer benefits of their alliance in a formal submission to the competition regulator with the airlines seeking interim approval to begin stitching the commercial partnership together.

The carriers told the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) that the tie-up will lead to improved connectivity, greater choice of travel from Australia to Europe, Middle East and Africa and enhanced benefits for frequent flyers.

It will also spark product innovation, tourism opportunities and create jobs, while rival airlines will be provoked into  introducing more competitive fares and product.

“The routes are highly competitive and will continue to remain constrained by aggressively expanding competitors,” the submission said.

Qantas and Emirates also gave “formal commitments” over the alliance’s trans-Tasman operations, insisting it will not reduce capacity. Qantas said it is considering the launch of flights between Adelaide and Auckland and Perth and Auckland.

The submission said the “benefit-sharing” model will also enable Qantas to improve its services into Asia with re-timed flights while Emirates’ “long term growth strategy will be materially enhanced and expedited without Emirates taking any equity stake in Qantas”.

Email the Travel Weekly team at traveldesk@travelweekly.com.au

Latest News

  • News

Collette special offers across peak northern summer season

Global tour operator Collette has announced a series of special offers on selected dates across a range of tours in the peak northern hemisphere 2024 summer season. Greece The offers include ‘Greece & Its Islands’ features classics such as the Parthenon as well as the picturesque islands of Mykonos and Santorini. A saving of $700 […]

  • Aviation
  • News

Air India and All Nippon codeshare between the two countries

Air India and All Nippon Airways have signed a codeshare agreement connecting their networks. The new commercial partnership will provide more travel opportunities for customers of both India’s leading global airline and the largest Japan’s largest carrier. Effective from 23rd May, the Air India and All Nippon Airways agreement will see passengers fly to their […]

  • News

A&K offers minimum 18 weeks paid parental leave

A&K Travel Group will now provide a minimum of 18 weeks paid parental leave for both care-givers, setting a new standard for the travel industry. By providing 18 weeks of paid time off for all new parents, regardless of gender, A&K Travel Group is not only enabling parents to spend valuable time with their newborns […]

  • Cruise
  • Luxury
  • News

Seabourn announces Western Kimberley Traditional Owners as Godparents of Seabourn Pursuit

Seabourn has named Western Kimberley Traditional Owners, the Wunambal Gaambera, as Godparents of the ultra-luxury purpose-built Seabourn Pursuit. It is the first cruise line to appoint Traditional Owners as godparents of a ship. Seabourn Pursuit embarks on its inaugural season in the Kimberley region this June. The naming ceremony will take place on Seabourn Pursuit’s […]

  • Luxury

Malolo Island Resort opens brand new Spa

Fiji’s Malolo Island has added another string to its bow – opening its $1.3 million day spa on Thursday, 18th April 2024. (Lead Image: matriarch Rosie Whitton with spa staff) Located at the edge of the resort’s luscious patch of tropical rainforest, the new “Leilani’s Spa” adds another level of elevated experiences to Malolo’s already […]