- Alliance Aviation Services Ltd
On 1 February 2019, Qantas Airways Ltd (Qantas) announced it had acquired a 19.9 per cent holding in Alliance Aviation Services Ltd (Alliance). On 5 May 2022, Qantas announced that it had reached an agreement to acquire the remaining shares in Alliance that it does not already own.
Qantas and Alliance overlap in the supply of charter services to corporate customers, and regular passenger transport. Alliance also leases aircraft to airline clients and supplies other associated aviation services including spare parts, aircraft maintenance and engineering services.
The ACCC has published a Statement of Issues outlining preliminary competition concerns in relation to the proposed acquisition.
The ACCC invites submissions on its Statement of Issues by close of business on 1 September 2022.
Submissions should be forwarded electronically (preferably in PDF format) to email@example.com with the title “Submission re: Qantas Alliance – attention Sam Campbell / Elizabeth Elias".
Following 1 September 2022, queries regarding the ACCC's review may be addressed to Sam Campbell / Elizabeth Elias at firstname.lastname@example.org
For more details, please refer to the attached Statement of Issues.
|18/05/2022||ACCC commenced informal review under the Informal Merger Review Process Guidelines.|
|03/06/2022||Closing date for submissions.|
|28/07/2022||Former provisional date for announcement of findings (4 August 2022) delayed to allow ACCC additional time to continue its investigation and consider information provided by market participants.|
|18/08/2022||ACCC published a Statement of Issues outlining preliminary competition concerns.|
|01/09/2022||Closing date for submissions relating to Statement of Issues.|
|14/09/2022||Former provisional date for announcement of findings (17 November 2022) delayed to allow the parties more time to provide information.|
|28/10/2022||Former provisional date for announcement of findings (1 December 2022) delayed to allow the parties more time to provide information.|
|28/02/2023||Former provisional date for announcement of findings (20 March 2023) delayed.|
|20/03/2023||Former provisional date for announcement of findings (23 March 2023) delayed to allow the ACCC to obtain further information from the parties.|
|20/04/2023||Proposed date for announcement of ACCC’s decision.|
- Elizabeth Elias
- Sam Campbell