Qantas Airways Limited & Jetstar Airways Pty Ltd


Qantas Airways Limited (Qantas), its related bodies corporate and Jetstar Airways Pty Limited (Jetstar) (together, the Applicants) seek revocation of authorisation AA1000395 and substitution for a new authorisation AA1000626 for the continuation of coordination involving Qantas and Jetstar branded low cost carriers and, in certain circumstances Jetstar Japan and Japan Airlines Co. Limited, in the Asia-Pacific region.

The Applicants note that Jetstar Pacific (now Pacific Airlines) is no longer a Jetstar low cost carrier and is no longer engaged in the conduct under the existing authorisation and will not be engaged in the proposed conduct for which re-authorisation is sought.

On 3 March 2023, the ACCC issued a draft determination proposing to grant re-authorisation for a further 5 years. The ACCC also granted interim authorisation to allow the arrangements to continue while the ACCC is considering the substantive application.

The ACCC invites submissions from interested parties on the draft determination and interim authorisation decision by 17 March 2023.

An indictive timetable for the ACCC’s assessment is set out below.

Indicative date

Stage in assessment process

31 January 2023

Lodgement of application and supporting submission.

3 February 2023

Public consultation process begins.

14 February 2023

Closing date for submissions from interested parties.

3 March 2023

Draft determination and interim authorisation.  

March 2023

Public consultation on draft determination including any conference if called.

April 2023

Final determination.


  • Qantas Airways Limited
  • Jetstar Airways Pty Ltd

Authorisation number(s)

  • AA1000626-1