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URGENT ¥¥¥ Qantas, Emirates tie-up wins final approval

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Australia's competition watchdog on Wednesday gave final approval for Qantas and Emirates Airlines to launch their global alliance, saying the tie-up will benefit the public.

The decision by the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission, widely expected after preliminary approval in December, allows the airlines to combine operations for five years.

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