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Virgin Australia & Virgin Atlantic

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Date lodged: 3 June 2019
Status:  Completed
Outcome:  Granted on 8 November 2019

Summary

On 3 June 2019, Virgin Australia and Virgin Atlantic applied for authorisation to enable them to cooperate in relation to services between Australia and the United Kingdom and Ireland via mutual mid-points in Hong Kong and Los Angeles, and any future mutual connection points (the UK/Ireland Route) with arrangements to be formalised in a formal cooperation agreement if authorisation is granted. 

The conduct for which authorisation is sought includes joint pricing, inventory management, scheduling coordination, network planning and marketing on services on the UK/Ireland Route; Virgin Australia and Virgin Atlantic also propose to cooperate in relation to product alignment, airport operations, joint procurement and tenders for corporate contracts.

On 4 July 2019 the ACCC granted interim authorisation to Virgin Australia and Virgin Atlantic’s proposed arrangements.

On 13 September 2019 the ACCC released a draft determination proposing to grant authorisation for five years. A copy of the draft determination is available from the link below.

On 8 November 2019 the ACCC decided to grant authorisation for five years, until 30 November 2024. A copy of the ACCC’s determination is available from the link below. 

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This press release was sourced from Australian Competitor and Consumer Commission on 08-Nov-2019.