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Our role in domestic airline monitoring
The ACCC monitored the prices, costs and profits of the major domestic airlines as part of a government direction. This direction began in June 2020 and concluded in June 2023.
During the monitoring period the airlines monitored were Qantas, Jetstar, Virgin Australia, Rex and Bonza airlines.
In our role, we collected data from these airlines about their domestic passenger services.
We did this to:
- uncover behaviour in the industry that may damage competition
- identify signs that competition in the industry is not effective.
We reported our findings to the Treasurer at least once every 3 months. The reports present our analysis from the monitoring work we carried out during this period.
The legal basis of our functions
Our functions came from the Competition and Consumer (Price Monitoring—Domestic Air Passenger Transport) Direction 2020. The Treasurer issued this direction under the Competition and Consumer Act 2010 in June 2020.
ACCC to monitor competition in the domestic airline market (media release)
The Civil Aviation Safety Authority regulates civil aviation safety in Australia.