US DOT grants joint venture between American and Qantas

Darren Wood
By Darren Wood July 23, 2019 09:02

US DOT grants joint venture between American and Qantas

The proposed joint venture between American Airlines and Qantas Airways has been approved by the US Department of Transportation.

The joint venture, between the United States and Australia/New Zealand, will see the carriers begin coordinating planning, pricing, sales, and frequent flyer activities to offer customers a single proposition on trans-Pacific flights, with new options and customer service enhancements.

The decision is contained in a Final Order adopting the tentative decision published on June 3. 

The US Department of Transportation is requiring that American and Qantas report annually on the progress of its commercial cooperation and provide a detailed assessment after seven years.

Darren Wood
By Darren Wood July 23, 2019 09:02