Qantas/Emirates withdraws application for interim authorisation

Virgin Australia and Singapore Airlines amongst others have written submissions to the ACCC on the Qantas and Emirates application for authorisation and interim authorisation to coordinate certain operations pursuant to a Master Coordination Agreement.  Shortly thereafter, on 2 October 2012, Qantas and Emirates withdrew their application for interim authorisation whilst retaining their substantive application for authorisation.  The ACCC expects to issue a draft authorisation decision in December 2012 and a final decision in March 2013.