The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) on Thursday gave final approval for the Joint Business Agreement (JBA) between Qantas (QF) and American Airlines (AA). This follows last month’s draft approval for the two carriers to coordinate operations on Pacific routes between the US and Australia/New Zealand and the networks that support those routes (ATW Daily News, Aug. 24). “The ACCC does not consider that the JBA will have any anti-competitive effects, as ...

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