Qantas CEO on China-Australia FTA

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Added On September 9, 2015

The head of Australia's largest airline has said in an interview with CNC World that its partnership with China Eastern would become its largest global partnership, once the China-Australia Free Trade Agreement is enacted. 

In August, the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) approved the partnership between China Eastern and Qantas, which both airlines are set to capitalize on. 
 
Qantas Chief Executive Alan Joyce said that the partnership with China Eastern has the potential to be airline's largest, ahead of the Qantas-Emirates partnership that services Europe and the Qantas-American Airlines relationship that services the Americas.  
 
He said that both airlines will work together to develop and increase capacity in the Australia-Shanghai market, starting with Brisbane, and hoping to grow by 21 percent as a result of benefits of the China-Australia FTA.   
 
SOUNDBITE (ENGLISH): ALAN JOYCE, Chief Executive of Qantas 
"As the free trade agreement encourages more trade, we will grow and grow more rapidly into the Chinese market."