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Qantas' move on Australian regional airline Alliance faces significant regulatory headwinds

By James Panichi
  • 18 Aug 2022 02:58
  • 18 Aug 2022 02:58
Qantas Airways’ is facing a showdown with Australia’s competition regulator over its acquisition of a remaining stake in regional airline Alliance Aviation Services, with the watchdog warning today that it had serious reservations about the deal’s impact on passenger routes to remote areas.

In announcing an in-depth review (see here), top competition

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James Panichi

Senior Editor, Asia Pacific


James, an Australian journalist with over 25 years’ experience in print and electronic media, helps to oversee MLex’s coverage of regulatory risk in Asia, with special attention to Australia and New Zealand. In 2016, James was appointed as MLex’s managing editor for continental Europe, overseeing the Brussels bureau’s coverage of EU regulatory affairs and managing a team of 16 journalists in Brussels and Geneva. Previously James worked for the European Voice newspaper, before joining the European operation of US political website Politico as an investigative reporter specializing in governance, transparency and lobbying.

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