Video | Agriculture | Confidence | Economy | Energy | Employment | Finance | Media | Property | RBNZ | Science | SOEs | Tax | Technology | Telecoms | Tourism | Transport | Search

 


Commission appeals Air NZ fare advertising ruling

Media Release


Issued 9 January 2006/086


Commission appeals Air New Zealand fare advertising ruling

The Commerce Commission has filed an appeal in the Auckland High Court in relation to Air New Zealand’s advertising of fares.

The District Court found last month that Air New Zealand had breached the Fair Trading Act with its advertising. Of 20 sample charges laid by the Commerce Commission against Air New Zealand, the Court found last month that 14 had been proved.

However, Commerce Commission Chair Paula Rebstock said the Commission was pursuing an appeal to clarify aspects of the ruling.

“This case has wide-reaching implications for advertising in New Zealand,” Ms Rebstock said.

“The Commission believes its appeal will result in a clearer line being drawn for advertisers.”

Ms Rebstock said the Commission would not be commenting further while the appeal was before the Court.

Background

On 24 November, the District Court found that, of 20 sample charges laid by the Commerce Commission against Air New Zealand for alleged breaches of the Fair Trading Act, 14 had been proved. The 20 sample charges were drawn from a total of 342 charges to be resolved in the case.

The District Court found that in some advertisements the price was misleading because extra charges were not properly disclosed; in others, normal operating costs that should have been included in the price were disguised as extra charges. The Court found that fuel costs are part of the airline’s operating costs and must be included in the price of airfares.

ENDS

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Business Headlines | Sci-Tech Headlines

 

Marketing Rocks!
Ig Nobel Award Winners Assess The Personality Of Rocks

A Massey University marketing lecturer has received the 2016 Ig Nobel Prize for economics for a research project that asked university students to describe the “brand personalities” of three rocks. More>>

ALSO:

Nurofen Promotion: Reckitt Benckiser To Plead Guilty To Misleading Ads

Reckitt Benckiser (New Zealand) intends to plead guilty to charges of misleading consumers over the way it promoted a range of Nurofen products, the Commerce Commission says. More>>

ALSO:

Half A Billion Accounts: Yahoo Confirms Huge Data Breach

The account information may have included names, email addresses, telephone numbers, dates of birth, hashed passwords (the vast majority with bcrypt) and, in some cases, encrypted or unencrypted security questions and answers. More>>

Rural Branches: Westpac To Close 19 Branches, ANZ Looks At 7

Westpac confirms it will close nineteen branches across the country; ANZ closes its Ngaruawahia branch and is consulting on plans to close six more branches; The bank workers union says many of its members are nervous about their futures and asking ... More>>

Interest Rates: RBNZ's Wheeler Keeps OCR At 2%

Reserve Bank governor Graeme Wheeler kept the official cash rate at 2 percent and said more easing will be needed to get inflation back within the target band. More>>

ALSO:

Half Full: Fonterra Raises Forecast Payout As Global Supply Shrinks

Fonterra Cooperative Group, the dairy processor which will announce annual earnings tomorrow, hiked its forecast payout to farmers by 50 cents per kilogram of milk solids as global supply continues to decline, helping prop up dairy prices. More>>

ALSO:

Results:

Get More From Scoop

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Business
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news