Story: Large companies

Attempted merger

Attempted merger

In 2003 the Commerce Commission rejected a proposed merger between Qantas and Air New Zealand. The Commerce Commission is a watchdog body that attempts to ensure there is enough market competition to favour the consumer. They felt the proposed deal would damage competition and lead to higher air fares.

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Gary Hawke, 'Large companies - Large companies, 1900 to 1980', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 1 December 2023)

Story by Gary Hawke, published 11 Mar 2010