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Case B15/2016

Australian Competition & Consumer Commission v. Flight Centre Travel Group Limited

Case No.


Case Information

Lower Court Judgment

31/07/2015 Full Court of the Federal Court of Australia (Allsop CJ, Davies J, Wigney J)

[2015] FCAFC 104


Competition – whether appellant travel agent attempted to induce specific airlines to make a contract, arrangement or arrive at an understanding which had the purpose or effect of substantially lessening competition in a market – consideration of relevant market – characterisation of relevant services supplied by airlines and travel agents – whether airlines and travel agents competed in a market for booking and distribution services, or whether the only relevant market was the market for international passenger air travel services – whether travel agents competed with airlines in that market given they were the agent of the airlines when supplying such services – application of ss 45 and 45A of the Trade Practices Act 1974 (Cth).

Short Particulars


11/03/2016 Hearing (SLA, Brisbane)

29/03/2016 Notice of appeal

15/04/2016 Written submissions (Appellant)

15/04/2016 Chronology (Appellant)

06/05/2016 Written submissions (Respondent)

12/05/2016 Written submissions (International Air Transport Association as amicus curiae)

19/05/2016 Reply

27/07/2016 Hearing (Full Court, Brisbane)

14/12/2016 Judgment (Judgment summary)