BP Rewards, Qantas Frequent Flyer and Qantas Business Rewards loyalty programs

Summary

On 5 September 2019, BP Australia Pty Ltd (BP) applied for authorisation on behalf of itself, resellers of fuel under the BP brand (BP Resellers), Qantas Airways Limited and Qantas Frequent Flyer Limited (together, Qantas) to establish a BP Rewards loyalty program, appointing Qantas as the first cornerstone partner of the BP Rewards Program (the Proposed Conduct). BP also applied for interim authorisation of the proposed conduct to the extent that it relates to BP’s participation in the Qantas Business Rewards program.

A copy of the application is available by following the link below.

On 22 November 2019, the ACCC issued a draft determination proposing to grant authorisation to the arrangements for a period of five years, and granted interim authorisation.

On 27 February 2020, the ACCC issued a determination granting authorisation to BP Australia Pty Ltd, BP resellers, and Qantas. If no application for review is lodged to the Australian Competition Tribunal, the determination will come into force on 20 March 2020.

Applicant(s)

  • BP Australia Pty Ltd on behalf of itself and resellers of fuel under the BP brand
  • Qantas Airways Limited
  • Qantas Frequent Flyer Limited

Authorisation number(s)

  • AA1000452-1

Applications

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