The Australian Competition & Consumer Commission (ACCC) re-authorised cooperation between Jetstar Airways (JQ, Melbourne Tullamarine) and its three Asian joint-ventures operating under the Jetstar brand on February 16.

"The ACCC considers that continuing this coordination should lead to public benefits, such as better products and services, and more convenient flight times for consumers," ACCC Commissioner Roger Featherston said.

The carriers received an initial authorisation to coordinate their schedules, sales, pricing and marketing efforts in 2013. This allows Jetstar Airways, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Qantas, Jetstar Asia Airways, Jetstar Pacific, and Jetstar Japan to operate as a single organisation.

All Asian Jetstar units are operated as joint-ventures with Singapore-based Westbrook Investments, Vietnam Airlines, and JAL - Japan Airlines, respectively. The ACCC underlined that the authorisation does not include any coordination directly between Qantas and its partners in the joint-ventures outside of Jetstar structures.

The re-authorisation has been granted through March 31, 2023.