China-Australia FTA to create one of biggest airline partnerships: Qantas CEO

The head of Australia’s largest airline says its partnership with China Eastern will become its largest global partnership, once the China-Australia Free Trade Agreement is enacted. Speaking on Xinhua’s Talk to China Program, Qantas Chief Executive Alan Joyce said with the rapid growth of China’s middle class, the groups recently approved partnership with China Eastern and opportunities afforded in the China-Australia Free Trade Agreement (FTA) will allow the airline to expand into the Chinese market.

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