Description of Conduct
On 14 November 2022, the ACCC received an application from Qantas Airways Limited (Qantas), its related bodies corporate and Jetstar Airways Pty Limited (Jetstar) (together, the Applicants) seeking revocation of authorisation AA1000395 and substitution for a new authorisation AA1000626. Re-authorisation was sought 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.
As part of this re-authorisation, the Applicants excluded Jetstar Pacific (now Pacific Airlines) from the application for re-authorisation as it is no longer a Jetstar low cost carrier and is no longer engaged in the authorised conduct.
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.
On 19 April 2023, the ACCC issued a final determination granting authorisation for a period of 5 years, until 11 May 2028.
The ACCC’s final determination, interim authorisation decision and a copy of the application for authorisation are available below.
- Qantas Airways Limited
- Jetstar Airways Pty Ltd
|Draft Determination & Interim Authorisation Decision|
|ACCC to Interested Parties re Final Determination|