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Australia: Qantas – China Eastern alliance rejected by ACCC

 |  March 24, 2015

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission plans to reject a proposed coordination agreement between Qantas and China Eastern on flights to China.

Under the plan, Qantas and China Eastern would coordinate their operations to Shanghai, which the airlines argue would improve connectivity and convenience for customers transferring to China Eastern domestic flights.

They also argue they could offer better arrival and departure schedules.

Part of the benefit would be through Qantas co-locating at China Eastern’s terminal in Shanghai.

However, the ACCC said these benefits are limited, and can already be enjoyed by passengers who fly China Eastern for the whole of their trip.


Full Content: The Guardian


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