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Australia: ACCC gives OK for Emirates, Qantas to start planning alliance

 |  January 21, 2013

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission has reportedly allowed for Emirates Airlines and Qantas Airlines to continue with their pact on the condition that the two do not extend that agreement in trans-Tasman routes over concerns it may increase prices. The ACCC gave interim authorization to the two airlines to prep for their joint venture before the venture is officially approved. According to reports, the alliance is scheduled to begin in April and would involve cooperation between the two airlines on pricing, marketing, system integration, customer service, scheduling and capacity coordination.


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