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Australian Competition and Consumer Commission calls out domestic carriers for excessive fees

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) is considering taking action against local airlines over prickly issues such as exorbitant fees for changing or cancelling flights, and refusing to issue refunds. The ACCC will also be monitoring the reasons for airlines’ decision to cancel flights especially when speculations are ripe that the real reason is often low passenger loads. ACCC Chairman Rod Sims named Qantas and Virgin Australia and told …

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Aviation industry worried about effects of Brexit, says Qantas CEO

Qantas CEO Alan Joyce admitted that the aviation industry is anxious about the impact that Brexit would have on international travel. The Irish-born boss of Australia’s national carrier said that he is hopeful that there would be a “good compromise” and that exit negotiations are “managed carefully.” “We all know it could be a shock for the Irish and the UK economies but [also] for the world economy,” Joyce said. …

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Qantas Chief says airfares won’t rise even if security upgrades are implemented

Qantas Chief Executive Alan Joyce has said that airfares won’t be bumped up even if extra security measures are implemented to turn away potential terrorist attacks. Joyce backed the additional security measures to help tighten safety and security of passengers at Australia’s air terminals, and added that he doesn’t believe this would add even more expense to air passengers. “Despite extra security after 9/11 … (airfares) haven’t risen in the …

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Australian PM mulling deregulation of regional air routes

Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull is looking at deregulating air routes to lower flight prices in regional Western Australia. Turnbull visited the North West last week and said that he would look closely at the possibility of deregulating domestic air routes to allow more competition into the market. The Australian PM’s comes at a time when the State Government is launching an inquiry into the cost of regional airfares, including …

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Qantas warns against the practice of cabotage

Australian flag carrier Qantas Airlines emphatically expressed to a parliamentary committee that foreign carriers should not be given rights to operate domestic routes in the Land Down Under. The Senate’s red tape committee is looking into cabotage – which is defined as the transport of goods or passengers between two places in the same country by a transport operator from another country. Qantas, in a submission signed by Qantas Group …

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