- Dec 6, 2004
I guess the fine is peanuts to a company the size of QF.theaustralian.news.com.au said:Qantas pleads guilty over misleading fare ads
By Lucy Bennett
October 10, 2006
QANTAS has been fined $NZ380,000 ($336,000) after pleading guilty to using misleading advertising for its airfares.
The New Zealand Commerce Commission said today that Qantas (qan.ASX:Quote,News) had pleaded guilty in Auckland District Court to 122 breaches of New Zealand's Fair Trading Act.
The airline was ordered to pay $NZ380,000 in fines and $NZ15,860 costs. Another 277 charges were withdrawn. Most of the breaches related to advertisements in major New Zealand newspapers.
Qantas was the second major airline to plead guilty to misleading the public in its advertisements.
Air New Zealand was fined $600,000 for similar behaviour in June, the commission said.