Dec 20, 2012

Government welcomes ACCC draft decision

I welcome today’s draft decision by the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission to approve the commercial partnership between Qantas and Emirates.

The partnership offers potential benefits for Australian travellers through lower fares, improved connectivity and greater access to more European destinations and new destinations in the Middle East and Africa.

The solid commercial position provided by the alliance also provides the opportunity for Qantas to invest in additional aircraft capacity and international services, especially to meet the growth in Asia but also its broader international network.