Australian Consumer and Competition Commission announced a final rejection of plans by Air New Zealand and Air Canada's transpacific codeshare operation that included AC's Vancouver-Sydney service (ATWOnline, Nov. 24, 2008). "The outcome is in stark contrast to trends in Europe, US and Asia where airlines are increasingly consolidating in response to toughening economic conditions dramatically affecting the industry," ANZ said. "It also contrasts with approvals gained by Qantas in respect of ...

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