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.

Submissions from interested parties have now closed. The ACCC will now prepare a draft determination after providing the Applicant with an opportunity to respond to issues raised in the public consultation process.

Indicative timetable for assessment of the application

5 September 2019

Lodgement of application and supporting submission.

12 September 2019

Public consultation process begins.

30 September 2019

Closing date for submissions from interested parties on interim authorisation and the substantive application.

9 October 2019

Applicant responds to issues raised in the public consultation process.

November 2019

ACCC decision regarding interim authorisation and draft determination.

December 2019

Public consultation on draft determination including any conference if called.

February 2019

Final determination.

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