On 23 July 2020, Qantas Airways and American Airlines jointly applied for authorisation to continue to coordinate their operations between and within Australia, New Zealand and the United States, Canada and Mexico.

The airlines propose to continue to coordinate their operations on the trans-Pacific, including in respect of marketing and sales, freight, pricing, scheduling, distribution strategies including agency arrangements, yield and inventory management, frequent flyer programmes, lounges, joint procurement and product and service standards. 

This arrangement was previously approved from November 2015 until 8 November 2020.

Reauthorisation is sought for a further term of 5 years.

Download the Qantas Airways – American Airways application to the Minister of Transport [PDF, 1.5 MB]

Submissions

If you would like to submit your views on the reauthorisation application, please email airservices@transport.govt.nz by 5pm, Monday 31 August 2020.