Virgin Australia Airlines Pty Ltd & Ors - Authorisations - A91575 & A91576


Virgin Australia, HNA Group, Hong Kong Airlines and HK Express and their respective passenger airline subsidiaries, sought authorisation in relation to their proposed Alliance to coordinate international passenger transport services between Australia and mainland China, and Australia and Hong Kong.

Specifically, the Applicants sought authorisation to make, and give effect to, the Alliance Framework Agreement and associated agreements including codeshare and special prorate agreements, a reciprocal frequent flyer participation and lounge access agreement and route planning agreements (the Alliance).

On 10 August 2017 the ACCC released a determination granting authorisation until 31 August 2022.


  • HNA Aviation Group
  • Hong Kong Airlines Ltd
  • Hong Kong Express Airways Limited
  • Virgin Australia Airlines Pty Ltd

Authorisation number(s)

  • A91575
  • A91576


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Submissions - after draft decision

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