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Cases Completed in 2009

Below is a list of the Commission's completed cases in 2009.

Papua New Guinea - 30 June 2009

Qantas Airways Ltd (Qantas) has applied to the Commission for a variation to Determination [2006] IASC 129, which allocates capacity on the Papua New Guinea route, for continued authorization to use the capacity in code share services with Air New Guinea from 1 January 2010 until 31 December 2012 [PDFPDF: 419 KB] [docReader icon]. Submissions about the application are invited. The closing date for notice of intention to make a submission is COB 23 July 2009, with submissions due by COB 30 July 2009 unless additional time is sought and agreed to by the Commission.

Update - 31 December 2009

On 12 August 2009, the Commission wrote to the ACCC inviting its views on the Qantas application. [PDFPDF: 48 KB] [docReader icon]

On 10 September 2009, the ACCC responded to the Commission.Mr Hatfield's letter may befound here.[PDFPDF: 838 KB] [docReader icon]

Update - 03 December 2009

The Commission has now finalised draft determination [2009] IASC 216 [PDFPDF: 148 KB] [docReader icon], which proposes to authorise continued code sharing between Qantas and Air Niugini until 30 June 2012. Submissions about the draft determination are invited. Interested parties will have until 10 December to make a submission.

Update - 17 December 2009

On 17 December 2009, the Commission issued Determination [2009] IASC 216 [PDFPDF: 158 KB] [docReader icon] authorising the continued code share between Qantas and Air Niugini.

Papua New Guinea - 07 December 2009

Pacific Air Express has applied to the Commission for an allocation of 17.5 tonnes of cargo capacity per week on the Papua New Guinea route. Pacific Air Express application [PDFPDF: 821 KB] [docReader icon]. Other applications for the capacity are invited. The closing date for notice of intention to make an application is 14 December 2009, with applications due by 21 December 2009, unless additional time is sought and agreed to by the Commission.

Update - 17 December 2009

On 17 December 2009, the Commission issued Determination [2009] IASC 134 [PDFPDF: 84 KB] [docReader icon] allocating 17.5 tonnes of freight capacity to Pacific Air Express for five years from the date of the determination.

Papua New Guinea - 03 December 2009

Qantas applied to the Commission on 1 December 2009 to revoke Determination [2007] IASC 123, which allocated 17.5 tonnes of cargo capacity per week on the Papua New Guinea route. Qantas application [PDFPDF: 50 KB] [docReader icon].

On 2 December 2009, the delegate of the Commission issued Decision [2009] IASC 220 [PDFPDF: 76 KB] [docReader icon], revoking the determination.

Solomon Islands and Vanuatu - 10 November 2009

HeavyLift has applied to the Commission to revoke Determinations [2005] IASC 116 [PDFPDF: 96 KB] [docReader icon] and [2007] IASC 102 [PDFPDF: 86 KB] [docReader icon] which allocate capacity on the Solomon Island route and Determination [2005] IASC 115 [PDFPDF: 95 KB] [docReader icon] which allocates capacity on the Vanuatu route. HeavyLift application [PDFPDF: 29 KB] [docReader icon].

Update - 24 November 2009

On 23 November 2009 the Delegate of the Commission issued Decisions [2009] IASC 217 [PDFPDF: 78 KB] [docReader icon] and [2009] IASC 218 [PDFPDF: 78 KB] [docReader icon] revoking the capacity on the Solomon Islands route, and Decision [2009] IASC 219 [PDFPDF: 76 KB] [docReader icon] revoking the capacity on the Vanuatu route as requested.

Singapore - 26 October 2009

The Commission has received an application from Australian Indian Ocean Territories Airlines (AIOTA) for unlimited capacity between Christmas Island and Singapore. AIOTA plans to wet-lease a Boeing 737-300 from Our Airlines for these operations. AIOTA application. [PDFPDF: 121 KB ] Other applications for the capacity are invited. The closing date for notice of intention to make an application is 2 November 2009, with submissions due by 9 November 2009, unless additional time is sought and agreed to by the Commission.

Update - 27 October 2009

The Commission has written to the Department seeking its views as to whether the airline is reasonably capable of getting the necessary approvals. The letter may be found here. [PDFPDF: 318 KB] [docReader icon]

Update - 11 January 2010

The Commission has received a letter from AIOTA withdrawing their application for capacity on the Singapore route. The letter may be found here. [PDFPDF: 219 KB] [docReader icon]

Indonesia - 06 October 2009

The Commission has received an application from Strategic Airlines to transfer to it capacity on the Indonesia route currently held by Ozjet Airlines. Ozjet is owned by Strategic Global and Strategic Airlines is also a wholly-owned subsidiary of Strategic Global. Strategic plans to commence a once weekly A330 service between Brisbane and Denpasar from 6 December 2009. It plans to introduce a second weekly service from 30 June 2010, subject to securing a small amount of additional capacity via the ‘spill-over” provisions of the Australia – Indonesia air services arrangements. Strategic Airlines Application [PDFPDF: 915 KB] [docReader icon] Submissions about the application are invited. The closing date for notice of intention to make a submission is 13 October 2009, with submissions due by 20 October 2009, unless additional time is sought and agreed to by the Commission.

Submissions received

HeavyLift Cargo Airlines - [PDFPDF: 356 KB] [docReader icon]

Tourism Queensland - [PDFPDF: 354 KB] [docReader icon]

Update - 17 December 2009

On 17 December 2009, the Commission issued Decision [2009] IASC 222 [PDFPDF: 90 KB] [docReader icon] varying Determination [2008] IASC 101 [PDFPDF: 102 KB] [docReader icon] by transferring from Ozjet to Strategic Airlines the allocation of 408 seats of capacity per week.

Fiji - 12 August 2009

V Australia has applied for an allocation of 1,267 seats per week on the Fiji route. V Australia plans to operate daily B777 services on the Fiji route. V Australia application [PDFPDF: 63 KB] [docReader icon]. In order to obtain the total of 2,527 seats required for the operation of these services, V Australia also plans to used 1,260 seats which are proposed to be transferred from Pacific Blue Australia to V Australia.

In a related application, Pacific Blue Australia sought a variation of Determination [2008] IASC 129 to transfer to V Australia the 1,260 seats allocated by that determination. Pacific Blue Australia application [PDFPDF: 66 KB] [docReader icon].

Other applications for the capacity sought by V Australia are invited. Submissions about the variation application from Pacific Blue Australia to transfer capacity to V Australia are also invited. The closing date for notice of intention to make an application or submission is 20 August 2009, with applications due by 27 August 2009 unless additional time is sought and agreed to by the Commission.

Other Applications

On 20 August 2009, the Commission received a letter of intention from Qantas for an allocation of capacity on the Fiji route. Qantas letter [PDFPDF: 41 KB] [docReader icon]. Since both carriers have applied for the same limited capacity the Commission will write to both V Australia and Qantas and ask them to address the paragraph 5 criteria on the Ministers policy statement. Once these are recieved submissions about the capacity will be invited.

Update - 31 August 2009

Letter from IASC requesting V Australia address paragraph 5 criteria. [PDFPDF: 55 KB] [docReader icon]

Letter from IASC requesting Qantas address paragraph 5 criteria. [PDFPDF: 53 KB] [docReader icon]

Qantas application [PDFPDF: 60 KB] [docReader icon] received 27 August 2009.

Update - 09 September 2009

Submissions received

V Australia – [PDFPDF: 5431 KB] [docReader icon]

Qantas – [PDFPDF: 559 KB] [docReader icon]

The Commission now invites submissions from other interested parties about both applications. Interested parties will have until the 16 September 2009 to notify an intention to make a submission and until the 23 September 2009 to lodge the submission.

Update - 06 October 2007

Submissions from interested parties

Mr Navin Raj - [PDFPDF: 295 KB] [docReader icon]

Update - 23 October 2009

On 20 October 2009 the Commission issued Draft Determinations [2009] IASC 131 [PDFPDF: 177 KB] [docReader icon] and [2009] IASC 132 [PDFPDF: 177 KB] [docReader icon] proposing to allocate 907 seats per week to V Australia and 852 seats per week to Qantas. Submissions about the draft determinations are invited. Submissions are due by COB 30 October 2009. The Commission is expected to meet on 5 November 2009 to settle final determinations.

Update - 02 November 2009

Both V Australia and Qantas have provided submissions in response to the Commissions draft determination.

V Australia - [PDFPDF: 532 KB] [docReader icon]

Qantas - [PDFPDF: 1735 KB] [docReader icon]

TheVirgin Group has also sought to transfer an additional 360 seats from Pacific Blue Australia to V Australia by varying determination [2008] IASC 117 [PDFPDF: 92 KB] [docReader icon]. Submissions about that application are invited. The closing date for notice of intention to make a submission is 9 November 2009, with submissions due by the 16 November 2009 unless additional time is sought and agreed to by the Commission.

Update - 04 November 2009

The Virign Group has written a letter commenting on one aspect of the Qantas submission in response to the Commission's draft determination. It may be found here. [PDFPDF: 56 KB] [docReader icon]

Update - 06 November 2009

The Commission has now finalised the allocations proposed in the draft determinations [2009] IASC 131and [2009] IASC 132, allocating 907 seats of capacity to V Australia and 852 seats of capacity to Qantas. The determinations are for 3 years. The airlines have already been advised of the outcome.

Determination [2009] IASC 131- [PDFPDF: 194 KB] [docReader icon]

Determination [2009] IASC 132 - [PDFPDF: 194 KB] [docReader icon]

Renewal of determinations expiring in 2010 - 08 August 2009

Qantas has applied to the Commission to renew a number of determinations. The application may be viewed here [PDFPDF: 1121 KB] [docReader icon].

Pacific Blue has also applied to the Commission to renew determinations. The application may be viewed here [PDFPDF: 527 KB] [docReader icon].

The determinations subject to renewal and any subsequent variations to the determinations may be viewed on the Commission website under Determinations and Decisions.

Other applications for the capacity are invited. The closing date for notice of intention to make an application is 19 October 2009, with applications due by 26 October 2009, unless additional time is sought and agreed to by the Commission.

Update - 08 August 2009

On the 20 October 2009, the Commission renewed all of the determinations above. All of the determinations may be viewed under Determinations and Decisions.

Vietnam - 08 October 2009

The Commission has received an application from Qantas for unlimited capacity between points in Australia, other than Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane and Perth, and authorised points in Vietnam. Qantas's wholly-owned subsidiary Jetstar Airways plans to add two additional services between Darwin and Ho Chi Minh City during peak periods of demand throughout the year. Qantas Application [PDFPDF: 629 KB] [docReader icon] Other applications for the capacity are invited. The closing date for notice of intention to make an application is 15 October 2009, with applications due by 22 October 2009, unless additional time is sought and agreed to by the Commission.

Update - 20 October 2009

On 20 October 2009, the Commission issued Determination [2009] IASC 121 [PDFPDF: 92 KB] [docReader icon] allocating unlimited capacity, frequency and aircraft type in each direction on the Vietnam route

Thailand - 01 October 2009

Qantas has applied to the Commission for an allocation of 1.4 Boeing 747-400 equivalent units on the Thailand route, to allow Jetstar to add an additional two services between Sydney and Phuket during peak periods though the year. Qantas Application [PDFPDF: 575 KB] [docReader icon] Other applications for this capacity are invited. The closing date for notice of intention to make an application is 8 October 2009, with applications due by 15 October 2009, unless additional time is sought and agreed to by the Commission.

Update - 20 October 2009

On 20 October 2009, the Commission issued Determination [2009] IASC 120 [PDFPDF: 92 KB] [docReader icon] allocting 1.4 B747 equivalent units of capacity per week on the Thailand route.

India - 21 September 2009

Qantas has applied to the Commission for a variation to Determination [2008] IASC 122 [PDFPDF: 74 KB] [docReader icon] which allocates 1,175 seats in each direction. The variation sought is to allow Jetstar or any wholly-owned subsidiary of the Qantas Group to hold out joint services on the route. Qantas application. [PDFPDF: 641 KB] [docReader icon] Submissions about this application are invited. The closing date for notice of intention to make a submission is 28 September 2009, with submissions due by 5 October 2009 unless additional time is sought and agreed to by the Commission.

Update - 01 October 2009

On 1 October 2009, the Delegate of the Commission issued Decision [2009] IASC 212 [PDFPDF: 81 KB] [docReader icon] permitting Jetstar to code share on Qantas' services on the route.

Thailand - 18 August 2009

V Australia has applied for an allocation of seven frequencies per week on the Thailand route. V Australia application [PDFPDF: 55 KB] [docReader icon]. Other applications for the capacity are invited. The closing date for notice of intention to make an application is 25 August 2009, with applications due by the 1 September 2009 unless additional time is sought and agreed to by the Commission.

Update - 18 August 2009

On 25 August 2009, the Commission issued Determination [2009] IASC 119 [PDFPDF: 89 KB] [docReader icon] allocating the capacity as requested. The determination is for five years from the date of the determination.

Papua New Guinea - 15 June 2009

HeavyLift Cargo Airlines Pty Ltd has applied to the Commission for an allocation of 16,500kg capacity on the Papua New Guinea route. HeavyLift application [PDFPDF: 49 KB] [docReader icon] Other applications for the capacity on the route are invited. The closing date for applications 23 June 2009, with applications due by COB 30 June 2009 unless additional time is sought and agreed to by the Commission.

Other Applications

On 18 June 2009, the Commission received an application from Pacific Air Express for an allocation of 16,500kg capacity on the Papua New Guinea route. Pacific Air Express application [PDFPDF: 776 KB] [docReader icon]

Update - 22 June 2009

As both carriers have sought the same limited capacity, this has created a contested situation. Accordingly, on 22 June 2009, the Commission wrote to both HeavyLift and Pacific Air Express asking them to address the paragraph 5 criteria on the Ministers policy statement,with responses due by COB 2 July 2009. The paragraph 5 material from each applicant has now been received and can be viewed below.

Pacific Air Express - 2 July 2009 [PDFPDF: 105 KB] [docReader icon]

HeavyLift- 2 July 2009 [PDFPDF: 95 KB] [docReader icon]

The Commissionis inviting submissions from interested parties about the HeavyLift and Pacific Air Express applications. The closing dates for notice of intention to submit and to make a submission are COB 9 and 16 July 2009 respectively.

Update - 10 August 2009

On 6 August 2009, the Commission issued a Draft Determination [2009] IASC 117 [PDFPDF: 132 KB] [docReader icon] proposing to allocate 16.5 tonnes of cargo capacity per week to HeavyLift. Submissions about the draft determination are invited. Submissions are due by cob Monday 17 August. The Commission is expected to move to a final determination as quickly as possible thereafter.

Submissions received

Update - 25 August 2009

On 25 August 2009, the Commission issued Determination [2009] IASC 117 [PDFPDF: 150 KB] [docReader icon] in favour of Heavylift Cargo Airlines, allocating 16.5 tonnes of freight capacity per week in each direction on the route.

Thailand - 11 May 2009

Pacific Blue Airlines Pty Ltd (Pacific Blue) has applied to the Commission for an allocation of seven frequencies each way each week on the Thailand route. Pacific Blue application [PDFPDF: 55 KB] [docReader icon] Other applications for capacity on the route are invited. The closing date for notice of intention to make an application is COB 20 May 2009, with applications due by COB 27 May 2009 unless additional time is sought and agreed to by the Commission.

Update - 11 November 2009

On 11 November 2009, the delegate of the Commission issued Determination [2009] IASC 133 [PDFPDF: 91 KB] [docReader icon] in favour of Pacific Blue Australia, allocating 3.15 B747 equivalent services of capacity per week in each direction.

Vanuatu - 30 July 2009

Pacific Air Express Australia has applied for an allocation of 35 tonnes of capacity per week on the Vanuatu Route. Pacific Air Express application [PDFPDF: 138 KB] [docReader icon]. Other applications for the capacity are invited. The closing date for notice of intention to make an application is 10 August 2009, with applications due by the 17 August 2009 unless additional time is sought and agreed to by the Commission.

Update - 12 August 2009

On 12 August 2009, the delegate of the Commission issued Determination [2009] IASC 118 [PDFPDF: 84 KB] [docReader icon] allocating 35 tonnes per week to Pacific Air Express.

Indonesia - 27 July 2009

Qantas Airways Ltd (Qantas) has applied to the Commission for an unlimited allocation of capacity on the Indonesia route between points other than Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane and Perth. Qantas application [PDFPDF: 55 KB] [docReader icon]. Other applications for capacity on the route are invited. The closing date for notice of intention to make an application is 3 August 2009, with applications due by10 August 2009 unless additional time is sought and agreed to by the Commission.

Update - 05 August 2009

On 5 August 2009, the Delegate of the Commission issued Determination [2009] IASC 115 [PDFPDF: 84 KB] [docReader icon] allocating the capacity as requested.

New Caledonia - 22 July 2009

Pacific Wings Pty Ltd (Pacific Wings) has applied to the Commission for an allocation of 0.5 units of capacity per week in each direction on the New Caledonia route (France – Route 3). Pacific Wings application [PDFPDF: 55 KB] [docReader icon]. Other applications for capacity on the route are invited. The closing date for notice of intention to make an application is 30 July 2009, with applications due by 6 August 2009 unless additional time is sought and agreed to by the Commission.

Update - 06 August 2009

On 6 August 2009, the Commission issued Determination [2009] IASC 116 [PDFPDF: 86 KB] [docReader icon] allocating 0.5 units of capacity per week to Pacific Wings.

Indonesia - 14 July 2009

Pacific Blue Airlines Pty Ltd (Pacific Blue) has applied to the Commission for an allocation of 720 seats per week of capacity on the Indonesia route [PDFPDF: 59 KB] [docReader icon]. Other applications for capacity on the route are invited. The closing date for notice of intention to make an application is COB 23 July 2009, with applications due by COB 30 July 2009 unless additional time is sought and agreed to by the Commission.

Update - 11 August 2009

On 11 August 2009, the Commission issued Determination [2009] IASC 113 [PDFPDF: 90 KB] [docReader icon] allocating 720 seats per week to Pacific Blue Australia.

Indonesia - 15 July 2009

Qantas Airways Ltd (Qantas) has applied to the Commission for an allocation of 125 seats per week of capacity on the Indonesia route [PDFPDF: 65 KB] [docReader icon]. Other applications for capacity on the route are invited. The closing date for notice of intention to make an application is COB 23 July 2009, with applications due by COB 30 July 2009 unless additional time is sought and agreed to by the Commission.

Update - 11 August 2009

On 11 August 2009, Qantas amended its application to seek 48 seats per week. Qantas revised application [PDFPDF: 48 KB] [docReader icon].

On 11 August 2009, the Commission issued Determination [2009] IASC 114 [PDFPDF: 94 KB] [docReader icon] allocating 48 seats per week to Qantas.

France (Route 3) (New Caledonia) - 13 July 2009

On 13 July 2009, the Commission received an application [PDFPDF: 394 KB] [docReader icon] from Strategic Global to revoke Determination [2008] IASC 107 [PDFPDF: 85 KB] [docReader icon] which allocates to Ozjet 0.5 units of capacity per week on the New Caledonia Route. Strategic is the new owner of Ozjet, which retains its separate company identity.

Update - 21 July 2009

On 21 July 2009, the Commission's delegate issued Decision [2009] IASC 211 [PDFPDF: 76 KB] [docReader icon] revoking the determination as sought.

Solomon Islands - 01 July 2009

Pacific Blue Airlines Pty Ltd (Pacific Blue) has applied to the Commission for an allocation of capacity on the Solomon Islands route. The capacity sought is 180 seats in each direction. [PDFPDF: 59 KB] [docReader icon] Other applications for the capacity are invited. The closing date for notice of intention to make an application is COB 8 July 2009, with applications due by COB 15 July 2009 unless additional time is sought and agreed to by the Commission.

Update - 09 July 2009

On 9 July 2009, the Delegate of the Commission issued Determination [2009] IASC 110 [PDFPDF: 82 KB] [docReader icon] allocating 180 seats in each direction.

Fiji - 29 June 2009

Pacific Blue Airlines Pty Ltd (Pacific Blue) has applied to the Commission for an allocation of capacity on the Fiji route. The capacity sought is to permit Pacific Blue to operate unlimited capacity between points in Australia, other than Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane and Perth, and points in Fiji. Pacific Blue application [PDFPDF: 48 KB] [docReader icon].Other applications for capacity on the routeare invited. The closing date for notice of intention to make an application is COB 7 July 2009, with applications due by COB 14 July 2009 unless additional time is sought and agreed to by the Commission.

Update - 09 July 2009

On 9 July 2009, the Delegate of the Commission issued Determination [2009] IASC 109 [PDFPDF: 82 KB] [docReader icon] allocating unlimited capacity on the Fiji route as requested.

New Zealand and New Caledonia - 02 June 2009

Pacific Wings Pty Ltd (Pacific Wings) has applied to the Commission for an allocation of unlimited capacity on the New Zealand route and 0.25 units of capacity per week in each direction on the New Caledonia route. Pacific Wings application. [PDFPDF: 118 KB] [docReader icon] Other applications for capacity on either route are invited. The closing date for notice of intention to make an application is 16 June 2009, with applications due by 23 June 2009 unless additional time is sought and agreed to by the Commission.

Update - 10 June 2009

As part of the usual procedure the IASC sent a letter to the Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Local Government to request advice as to whether Pacific Wings is reasonably capable of obtaining designation, licensing and the operational approvals necessary to operate services on the route. The letter to the Departmentmay be viewed here.[PDFPDF: 34 KB] [docReader icon]

Update - 02 July 2009

On 2 July, the Department provided its initial views on the ability of Pacific Wings to obtain the approvals necessary to operate. The Department’s letter may be viewed here. [PDFPDF: 149 KB] [docReader icon]

Update - 22 July 2009

22 July 2009, the Department provided a further letter setting out its views on Pacific Wings’ ability to obtain the necessary approvals [PDFPDF: 46 KB] [docReader icon].

Update - 27 July 2009

On 27 July 2009, the Commission issued Determination [2009] IASC 111 [PDFPDF: 103 KB] [docReader icon] allocating unlimited passenger capacity on the New Zealand routeand [2009] IASC 112 [PDFPDF: 103 KB] [docReader icon] allocating 0.25 units of capacity per week in each direction on the New Caledonia route.

Solomon Island - 01 July 2009

Pacific Blue Airlines Pty Ltd (Pacific Blue) has applied to the Commission for an allocation of capacity on the Solomon Islands route. The capacity sought is 180 seats in each direction. [PDFPDF: 59 KB] [docReader icon] Other applications for the capacity are invited. The closing date for notice of intention to make an application is COB 8 July 2009, with applications due by COB 15 July 2009 unless additional time is sought and agreed to by the Commission.

Update - 09 July 2009

On 9 July 2009, the Delegate of the Commission issued Determination [2009] IASC 110 [PDFPDF: 82 KB] [docReader icon] allocating 180 seats in each direction.

Fiji - 29 June 2009

Pacific Blue Airlines Pty Ltd (Pacific Blue) has applied to the Commission for an allocation of capacity on the Fiji route. The capacity sought is to permit Pacific Blue to operate unlimited capacity between points in Australia, other than Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane and Perth, and points in Fiji. Pacific Blue application [PDFPDF: 48 KB] [docReader icon]. Other applications for capacity on the route are invited. The closing date for notice of intention to make an application is COB 7 July 2009, with applications due by COB 14 July 2009 unless additional time is sought and agreed to by the Commission.

Update - 09 July 2009

On 9 July 2009, the Delegate of the Commission issued Determination [2009] IASC 109 [PDFPDF: 82 KB] [docReader icon] allocating unlimited capacity on the Fiji route as requested.

Solomon Island and Indonesia - 18 June 2009

On 18 June the Commission received a letter from Sky Air Worlds Liquidators [PDFPDF: 34 KB] [docReader icon] seeking to revoke Determination [2007] IASC 121 for the Solomon Islands route and [2009] IASC 102 for the Indonesia route.

Update - 24 June 2009

On 24 June 2009, the Delegate of the Commission issued Decisions [2009] IASC 207 and [2009] IASC 208 [PDFPDF: 78 KB] [docReader icon] revoking Sky Air World's Determinations [2007] IASC 121 and [2009] IASC 102.

Papua New Guinea - 15 June 2009

HeavyLift Cargo Airlines Pty Ltd has applied to the Commission for an allocation of 16,500kg capacity on the Papua New Guinea route.Heavylift application [PDFPDF: 49 KB] [docReader icon] Other applications for the capacity on the route are invited. The closing date for notification of applications is COB 23 June 2009, with applications due by COB 30 June 2009 unless additional time is sought and agreed to by the Commission.

Other Applications

On 18 June 2009, the Commission received an application from Pacific Air Express for an allocation of 16,500kg capacity on the Papua New Guinea route. Pacific Air Express application [PDFPDF: 776 KB] [docReader icon]

Update - 22 June 2009

As both carriers have sought the same limited capacity, this has created a contested situation. Accordingly, on 22 June 2009, the Commission wrote to both HeavyLift and Pacific Air Express asking them to address the paragraph 5 criteria on the Ministers policy statement, with responses due by COB 2 July 2009. The paragraph 5 material from each applicant will be added to the website as it becomes available.

The Commissionis inviting submissions from interested parties about the HeavyLift and Pacific Air Express applications. The closing dates for notice of intention to submit and to make a submission are COB 9 and 16 July 2009 respectively.

United Kingdom and Thailand - 15 June 2009

Qantas Airways Limited has applied to the Commission for a variation to Determinations [2006] IASC 105 and [2006] IASC 110 to enable code sharing by Iberia on Qantas services on the Untied Kingdom and Thailand routes. Qantas application [PDFPDF: 67 KB] [docReader icon] Submissions are invited. The closing date for notice of intention to make a submission is COB 23 June 2009, with submissions due by COB 30 June 2009 unless additional time is sought and agreed to by the Commission.

Update - 19 June 2009

On 19 June 2009, the Commission received a submission from Queensland Tourism [PDFPDF: 407 KB] [docReader icon] supporting the Qantas application.

On 24 June 2009, the Delegate of the Commission issued Decisions [2009] IASC 209 and [2009] IASC 210 [PDFPDF: 85 KB] [docReader icon] to enable the Spanish airline Iberiato code share on Qantas operated services between Australia and United Kingdom via Thailand.

Indonesia - 12 June 2009

Qantas Airways Limited has applied to the Commission for an allocation of 360 seats per week on the Indonesia Route. Qantas Application [PDFPDF: 71 KB] [docReader icon] Other applications for capacity on the route are invited. The closing date for notice of intention to make an application is 23 June 2009, with applications due by 30 June 2009 unless additional time is sought and agreed to by the Commission.

Update - 24 June 2009

On 24 June 2009, the Delegate of the Commission issued Determination [2009] IASC 108 [PDFPDF: 93 KB] [docReader icon] which allocates 360 seats per week of capacity to Qantas.

New Zealand and New Caledonia - 02 June 2009

Pacific Wings Pty Ltd (Pacific Wings) has applied to the Commission for an allocation of unlimited capacity on the New Zealand route and 0.25 units of capacity per week in each direction on the New Caledonia route. Pacific Wings application [PDFPDF: 118 KB] [docReader icon] Other applications for capacity on either route are invited. The closing date for notice of intention to make an application is 16 June 2009, with applications due by23 June 2009 unless additional time is sought and agreed to by the Commission.

Update - 27 July 2009

On 27 July 2009, the Commission issued Determinations [2009] IASC 111 and [2009] IASC112 [PDFPDF: 103 KB] [docReader icon] allocating unlimited capacity on the New Zealand route and 0.25 units of capacity on the New Caledonia - France Route 3 route.

Thailand - 11 May 2009

Pacific Blue Airlines Pty Ltd (Pacific Blue) has applied to the Commission foran allocation of seven frequencies each way each week on the Thailand route. Pacific Blue application [PDFPDF: 55 KB] [docReader icon] Other applications for capacity on the route are invited. The closing date for notice of intention to make an application is COB 20 May 2009, with applications due by COB 27 May 2009 unless additional time is sought and agreed to by the Commission.

Update - 11 November 2009

On 11 November 2011, the delegate of the Commission issued Determination [2009] IASC 133 [PDFPDF: 91 KB] [docReader icon] allocating seven frequencies per week of capacity on the Thailand route.

Indonesia - 11 May 2009

Pacific Blue Airlines Pty Ltd (Pacific Blue) has applied to the Commission for an allocation of unrestricted capacity on the Indonesia route. Pacific Blue application [PDFPDF: 57 KB] [docReader icon] - advertised on 8 May 2009. Other applications for capacity on the route are invited. The closing date for notice of intention to make an application is COB 22 May 2009, with applications due by COB 29 May 2009 unless additional time is sought and agreed to by the Commission.

Update - 27 May 2009

On 27 May 2009 the Delegate of the Commission issued Determination [2009] IASC 106 [PDFPDF: 85 KB] [docReader icon] which allocates unrestricted passenger capacity in each direction on the Indonesia route to Pacific Blue.

Singapore - 30 April 2009

Qantas Airways Limited has applied to the Commission for a variation to Determination [2007] IASC 116 to enable code sharing by Japan Airlines on Qantas services on the Singapore route. Qantas application [PDFPDF: 58 KB] [docReader icon] - advertised on 8 May 2009. Submissions are invited. The closing date for notice of intention to make a submission is COB 22 May 2009, with submissions due by COB 29 May 2009 unless additional time is sought and agreed to by the Commission.

Update - 27 May 2009

On 27 May 2009 the Delegate of the Commission issued Decision [2009] IASC 206 [PDFPDF: 84 KB] [docReader icon] to enable Japan Airlines to code share on Qantas operated services between Australia and Singapore.

Indonesia - 20 March 2009

Pacific Blue Airlines Pty Ltd (Pacific Blue) has applied to the Commission for an allocation of 540 seats and three weekly frequencies of capacity for services beyond Indonesia. Pacific Blue application [PDFPDF: 61 KB] [docReader icon] - advertised 27 March 2009. Other applications for the capacity are invited. The closing date for notice of intention to make an application is COB 3 April 2009, with application due by COB 14 April 2009, unless additional time is sought and agreed to by the Commission.

Update - 15 June 2009

On 15 June 2009, the Delegate of the Commission issued Determination [2009] IASC 107 [PDFPDF: 93 KB] [docReader icon] which allocates 540 seats and three weekly frequencies of capacity for services beyond Indonesia to Pacific Blue.

Indonesia - 18 March 2009

Qantas Airways Limited has applied to the Commission for an allocation of 389 seats per week and four frequencies of capacity for services beyond Indonesia. Qantas Application [PDFPDF: 81 KB] [docReader icon] - advertised on 25 March 2009. Other applications for capacity are invited. The closing date for notice of intention to make an application is COB 1 April 2009, with applications due by COB 8 April 2009 unless additional time is sought and agreed to by the Commission.

Update - 03 April 2009

On 3 April 2009, the Delegate of the Commission issued Determination [2009] IASC 104 [PDFPDF: 92 KB] [docReader icon] which allocates 389 seats per week in each direction and four frequencies per week of passenger capacity beyond Indonesia to Qantas.

New Zealand - 11 March 2009

Qantas Airways Limited has applied to the Commission for a variation to Determination [2006] IASC 109 to enable code sharing by Etihad Airways on Qantas' services on the New Zealand route. Qantas application [PDFPDF: 49 KB] [docReader icon] - advertised on 17 March 2009. Submissions are invited. The closing date for notice of intention to make a submission is COB 24 March 2009, with submissions due by COB 31 March 2009 unless additional time is sought and agreed to by the Commission.

Update - 25 March 2009

On 25 March 2009, the Delegate of the Commission issued Decision [2009] IASC 202 [PDFPDF: 90 KB] [docReader icon] which varies Determination [2006] IASC 109, to permit Etihad Airways to code share on Qantas operated services between Australia and New Zealand.

Indonesia - 05 February 2009

Pacific Blue Airlines Pty Ltd (Pacific Blue) has applied to the Commission for an allocation of 720 seats each way per week on the Indonesia route. Pacific Blue application [PDFPDF: 69 KB] [docReader icon] - advertised 17 February 2009. Other applications for the capacity on the route are invited. The closing date for notice of intention to make an application is COB 24 February 2009, with application due by COB 3 March 2009, unless additional time is sought and agreed to by the Commission.

Update - 25 February 2009

On 25 February 2009, the Delegate of the Commission issued Determination [2009] IASC 103 [PDFPDF: 157 KB] [docReader icon] allocating 720 seats of capacity per week in each direction on the Indonesia route to Pacific Blue.

New Zealand - 13 January 2009

Pacific Blue Airlines Pty Ltd (Pacific Blue) has applied to the Commission for a variation to Determination [2007] IASC 118 to enable code sharing between Pacific Blue and V Australia on the New Zealand route. Pacific Blue application [PDFPDF: 86 KB] [docReader icon] - advertised 19 January 2009. Submissions about the application are invited. The closing date for notice of intention to make a submission is COB 27 January 2009, with submissions due by COB 3 February 2009, unless additional time is sought and agreed to by the Commission.

Update - 28 January 2009

On 28 January 2009, the Delegate of the Commission issued Decision [2009] IASC 201 [PDFPDF: 84 KB] [docReader icon] which varies Determination [2007] IASC 118, to permit V Australia to code share on Pacific Blue services between Australia and New Zealand.

Indonesia - 29 December 2008

Sky Air World Proprietary Limited (Sky Air World) has applied to the Commission for an allocation of unlimited capacity on the Indonesia route. Sky Air World application [PDFPDF: 42 KB] [docReader icon] advertised on 09 January 2009. Other applications for the capacity on the route are invited. The closing date for notice of intention to make an application is COB 16 January 2009, with application due by COB 23 January 2009, unless additional time is sought and agreed to by the Commission.

Update - 22 January 2009

On 22 January 2009, the Delegate of the Commission issued Determination [2009] IASC 102 [PDFPDF: 85 KB] [docReader icon] allocating unrestricted passenger capacity in each direction on the Indonesia route to Sky Air World.

Vietnam - 17 December 2008

Qantas Airways Limited has applied to the Commission for an allocation of two frequencies per week of dedicated freight capacity on the Vietnam route. Qantas Application [PDFPDF: 60 KB] [docReader icon] - advertised on 22 December 2008. Applications are invited. The closing date for notice of intention to make an application is COB 5 January 2009, with applications due by COB 12 January 2009 unless additional time is sought and agreed to by the Commission.

Update - 13 January 2009

On 13 January 2009, the Delegate of the Commission issued Determination [2009] IASC 101 [PDFPDF: 91 KB] [docReader icon] allocating two dedicated cargo services per week of capacity in each direction on the Vietnam route to Qantas.


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