Qantas: Re-authorised partnership with Emirates to offer enhanced network

    Qantas, commenting on the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission’s (ACCC) draft determination to re-authorise its partnership with Emirates for another five years, stated (16-Feb-2018) the changes to their joint network announced in Aug-2017 are designed to reinforce the partnership for the next five years. The alliance will offer three avenues for Australia-Europe travel, with services operating via Perth, Singapore and Dubai. It will also offer more frequencies between Australia and New Zealand. Qantas stated the reworked partnership “better reflects customer demand, leverages new aircraft technology and plays to each airline’s respective network strengths”. [more – original PR]