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The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission is poised to launch action against Qantas and several international airlines for their alleged involvement in an illegal global air freight cartel….
The US Department of Justice has summonsed several senior Qantas freight managers to San Francisco to appear at an investigation into illegal price-fixing between international airlines….
SYDNEY, 12 March 2008: Qantas announced today it would commence its first ever non-stop services to South America, with flights from Sydney to Buenos Aires* commencing on 24 November, 2008.
Qantas Executive General Manager, Mr John Borghetti, said the airline would operate three return services per week on the route.
“Qantas previously offered one-stop services to Buenos Aires, via Auckland, between 1998 and 2002.
“We have maintained services to South America via our successful codeshare with LAN since then, and this relationship will continue. LAN Argentina is also planning to codeshare on Qantas’ new Buenos Aires flights,” Mr Borghetti said.
“Qantas’ new services will also offer passengers connections to other destinations in South America, including Brazil.
“These network developments will enable us to grow business and leisure travel to and from Argentina and strengthen tourism and trade links between Australia and South America.”
Qantas will operate its new services with B747-400 aircraft on Mondays, Wednesdays and Saturdays.
Link: url=http://www.qantas.com.au/regions/dyn/au/publicaffairs/details?ArticleID=2008/mar08/Q3739 (QF Press Release )
Qantas says its passengers will be able to send and receive in-flight emails and text messages by the end of the year…