Queensland’s Supreme Court has refused an application by Queensland online travel agency Bestjet to restrain AFTA from acting on its decision to refuse renewal of Bestjet’s ATAS accreditation.
Justice Applegarth of the Supreme Court of Queensland refused an application by Bestjet Pty Ltd for an interlocutory injunction to restrain AFTA from acting upon or publishing the fact of a decision made on 18 March 2016 to not renew Bestjet’s ATAS accreditation, an AFTA statement said.
The AFTA statement continued: “After an extensive process of appeal as provided by Revision 1 and 2 of the ATAS Charter, and application for an interlocutory injunction of the Supreme Court of Qld, Bestjet have not been able to satisfy AFTA that it meets the criteria of the ATAS Charter and specifically section 2.5 ‘Close Associate’ and as such the ATAS accreditation has not been renewed.
“This decision takes immediate effect and Bestjet Pty Ltd has been removed from the AFTA membership list and it is no longer ATAS accredited.”
Details of the Supreme Court decision will be published in due course on the court website.
Edited by Peter Needham