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Australia: Qantas confirms it will pursue China Eastern partnership

 |  May 12, 2015

Qantas International CEO Gareth Evans, speaking at the carriers’ 2015 investor day, said he believes China Eastern Airlines is the right partner for the carrier in China, adding: “We were disappointed with the ACCC’s preliminary decision .” Mr Evans explained: “We’re working very hard with the ACCC, we’re very confident. There’s been over 20 submissions including by very powerful government organisations since the decision.”

Mr Evans added: “We hope the ACCC, with the fullness of time, will step back and see it as the Australia-China market not the Sydney-Shanghai market which is a very narrow scope that they’ve driven.”


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