Australian Federal Court imposes $100 million penalty on Qantas for selling tickets of ‘Ghost Flights’

The Australian Federal Court, acting on an action filed by Australian Competition & Consumer Commission (ACCC) has imposed a penalty of $100 million on Qantas Airlines (Qantas) for selling tickets of flights (‘Ghost Flights’) that Qantas had already decided to cancel. Further, Qantas has accepted to have misled consumers by advertising tickets to more than 8000 Ghost Flights, which Qantas had cancelled between May 2021 & July, 2022.