Air Niugini, Qantas code-share deal revoked


THE Independent Consumer and Competition Commission has revoked its authorisation of the code-share arrangements between Air Niugini and Qantas.
This was based on the decision by the two airlines to cease the code-share services between various Papua New Guinea and Australian routes.
ICCC Commissioner Paulus Ain said the authorisation was granted on April 22, 2016, for three years.
Air Niugini was to continue its code-share arrangement with Qantas for the Port Moresby–Brisbane and Port Moresby-Sydney routes.
“The Port Moresby–Brisbane sector code-share covers both passenger and freight component while Port Moresby-Sydney only covers passenger services,” he said.
On Nov 9, 2016, an authorisation was granted for Air Niugini to enter into and give effect to a code-share agreement with Qantas on a “free sale” basis, on flights operated by Air Niugini between Port Moresby and Cairns for a period of five years.

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