Description of Conduct

On 11 October 2017, Qantas Airways Limited (Qantas) and Emirates applied for re-authorisation to continue to coordinate of their operations under a Restated Master Coordination Agreement (Restated MCA).

Under the Restated MCA, Qantas and Emirates propose to cooperate for a further period of five years across their global networks, including in relation to:

  • planning, scheduling, operating and capacity;
  • sales, marketing, advertising, promotion, distribution strategies, reservation priority and pricing for passengers, freight customers and agents;
  • connectivity and integration of certain routes;
  • codeshare and interline arrangements;
  • control of inventories and yield management functions;
  • frequent flyer programs;
  • all aspects service to customers, including ground services and lounge access;
  • harmonising service and product standards in order to provide a seamless product to passengers;
  • harmonising IT systems;
  • joint airport facilities;
  • joint offices for sales activities;
  • potentially other aspects of operations including ground handling, joint procurement and flight operations;
  • where appropriate and mutually agreed, making joint submissions to authorities on operational matters.

On 23 March 2018, the ACCC released a determination granting re-authorisation, subject to a condition, for a further five years. A copy of the determination is available from the link below.


  • Qantas Airways Limited
  • Emirates

Authorisation number(s)

  • AA1000400-1