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Qantas and American Airlines – partnership update
Published on 28th January 2017

Comments from a Qantas spokesperson:

Qantas and American Airlines will refile an application with the United States Department of Transport (DOT) seeking anti-trust immunity for the expansion of their joint business arrangement.

The airlines have carefully reviewed the DOT’s November 2016 Show Cause Order proposing not to grant approval for their original application and, after considering their options, taken the decision to refile in the coming months.

It’s both airlines’ view that the DOT’s decision didn’t take into account precedent, intense competition on trans-Pacific routes, or the benefits that a closer relationship between Qantas and American has already delivered, including two new routes.

The new application will make a strong case for the full consumer, tourism and trade benefits that would come with anti-trust immunity.

In the meantime, Qantas and American will scale back areas of cooperation that aren’t viable without immunity, including the following changes:



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