Virgin Australia Regional Airlines Pty Ltd, Virgin Australia Pty Ltd and Alliance Aviation Services Pty Ltd seek authorisation for five years to make and give effect to their Charter Alliance Agreement which provides for the joint tender and supply of charter air services to corporate customers (principally for fly-in-fly-out employees).
On 19 December 2016, the ACCC issued a draft determination proposing to deny authorisation. Following the draft determination, the ACCC decided to extend the period to consider the applications for authorisation by three months, until 31 May 2017. The applicants agreed to this extension on 9 February 2017.
On 18 May 2017, the ACCC issued a determination granting authorisation to the Applicants to give effect to their Charter Alliance Agreement for five years (until 9 June 2022).