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Cases Completed in 2011

Below is a list of the Commission's completed cases in 2011.

Singapore - 13 December 2011

The Commission has received an application [PDFPDF: 412 KB] [docReader icon] from HeavyLift Cargo Airlines requesting an allocation of unlimited all-cargo capacity on the Singapore route. Other applications for capacity are invited.

The closing date for notice of intention to make an application is COB (ie 5pm) 20 December 2011, with the application due by COB 6 January 2012. If no notice of intention is received by COB 20 December 2011, the Commission may proceed to make a determination.

Update - 12 January 2012

On 10 January 2012 the Commission requested HeavyLift provide additional information in support of its application.....

Update - 17 January 2012

On 16 January 2012 HeavyLift Cargo Airlines wrote to the Commission withdrawing their application for capacity on the Singapore route.

Fiji - 01 December 2011

The Commission has received an application [PDFPDF: 70 KB] [docReader icon] from Pacific Air Express for an allocation of 17.5 tonnes of freight capacity per week on the Fiji route. Other applications for the capacity are invited.

The closing date for notice of intention to make an application is COB (ie 5pm) 8 December 2011, with the application due by COB 15 December 2011. If no notice of intention is received by COB 8 December 2011, the Commission may proceed to make a determination.

Update - 19 December 2011

On 19 December 2011 the Delegate, on behalf of the Commission, issued Determination [2011] IASC 134 [PDFPDF: 98 KB] [docReader icon] allocating 17.5 tonnes of freight capacity per week on the Fiji route as requested.

Vietnam - 18 November 2011

The Commission has received an application [PDFPDF: 425 KB] [docReader icon] from Strategic Airlines, trading as Air Australia Airways, for an allocation of four frequencies per week from Australia's mainline ports. Strategic have also applied for unlimited capacity between points in Australia, other than Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane and Perth, and authorised points in Vietnam. Other applications for the capacity are invited.

The closing date for notice of intention to make an application is COB (ie 5pm) 25 November 2011, with the application due by COB 2 December 2011. If no notice of intention is received by COB 25 November 2011, the Commission may proceed to make a determination.

Update - 09 December 2011

On 8 December 2011 the Delegate, on behalf of the Commission, issued Determination [2011] IASC 133 [PDFPDF: 106 KB] [docReader icon] to Strategic Airlines, allocating four frequencies per week to and from Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane and Perth and unlimited capacity to and from all other points in Australia.

Thailand - 15 November 2011

Qantas has applied [PDFPDF: 46 KB] [docReader icon] to the Commission for an allocation of two frequencies per week on the Thailand route. Qantas plans to use the capacity for third country code share services with Jetstar Asia between Singapore and Thailand. Other applications for the capacity are invited.

The closing date for notice of intention to make an application is COB (ie 5pm) 22 November 2011, with the application due by COB 29 November 2011. If no notice of intention is received by COB 22 November 2011, the Commission may proceed to decide the matters under consideration as soon as practicable after that date.

Update - 17 November 2011

Qantas has withdrawn this application for capacity.

Renewal of determinations expiring in 2012 - 20 October 2011

Virgin has applied to the Commission to renew two determinations. The application may be viewed here. [PDFPDF: 206 KB] [docReader icon]

Qantas has also applied to the Commission to renew a number of determinations. The Qantas application may be viewed here. [PDFPDF: 152 KB] [docReader icon]

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

Other applications for the capacity are invited. The closing date for notice of intention to make an application is COB 27 October 2011, with applications due by COB 3 November 2011, unless additional time is sought and agreed to by the Commission.

Submissions received

Update - 19 December 2011

Qantas Renewals

The following Determinations were renewed by the Commission on 19 December 2011:

The following Determinations were renewed by the Delegate of the Commission on 19 December 2011:

Pacific Blue Airlines (Now Virgin Australia)

The following Determination was renewed by the Commission on 19 December 2011:

The following Determination was renewed by the Delegate of the Commission on 19 December 2011:

  • Solomon Islands - [2011] IASC 115 [PDFPDF: 96 KB] [docReader icon]

Chile - 04 October 2011

Qantas has applied [PDFPDF: 54 KB] [docReader icon] to the Commission for a variation to Determination [2011] IASC 114 to permit LAN Airlines to code share on Qantas services. Submissions about the application are invited.

The closing date for notice of intention to make a submission is COB 12 October 2011, with the submissions due by COB 19 October 2011. If no notice of intention is received by COB 12 October 2011, the Commission may proceed to decide the matters under consideration as soon as practicable after that date.

Submission Received - 20 October 2011

Interested member of the public - [PDFPDF: 13 KB] [docReader icon]

Update - 19 December 2011

On 19 December 2011 the Commission issued Decision [2011] IASC 220 [PDFPDF: 147 KB] [docReader icon] varying Determination [2011] IASC 114 to permit LAN Airlines to code share on Qantas services on the Chile route.

Chile - 02 September 2011

Qantas have applied [PDFPDF: 57 KB] [docReader icon] to the Commission for an allocation of 1,119 seats per week on the Chile route. Other applications for the capacity are invited.

The closing date for notice of intention to make an application is close of business (ie. 5pm) 9 September 2011, with the applications due by close of business 16 September 2011. If no notice of intention is received by close of business 9 September 2011, the Commission may proceed to decide the matters under consideration as soon as practicable after that date.

Update - 12 September 2011

The Delegate, on behalf of the Commission issued Determination [2011] IASC 114 [PDFPDF: 123 KB] [docReader icon] on 12 September 2011 allocating 1,119 seats per week of capacity as requested.

South Africa - 16 August 2011

Qantas have applied [PDFPDF: 107 KB] [docReader icon] to the Commission for approval of an extension to the code share arrangements between Qantas and South African Airways. Submissions about the application are invited.

The closing date for notice of intention to make a submission is COB 23 August 2011, with the submissions due by COB 30 August 2011. If no notice of intention is received by COB 23 August 2011, the Commission may proceed to decide the matters under consideration as soon as practicable after that date.

Update - 19 August 2011

Qantas have supplied further information in support of its application. The letter may be found here. [PDFPDF: 325 KB] [docReader icon]

Note: Because the Commission has published additional information today, the closing date for notice of intention to make a submission is now COB (ie 5pm) 26 August 2011, with the submissions due by COB 2 September 2011. If no notice of intention is received by COB 26 August 2011, the Commission may proceed to decide the matters under consideration as soon as practicable after that date.

Update - 12 September 2011

Submissions Received

Update - 17 November 2011

Draft Decision

On 17 November 2011 the Commission issued Draft Decision [2011] IASC d220 [PDFPDF: 195 KB] [docReader icon] which proposes to extend the code share arrangements between Qantas and South African Airways until 31 December 2012. Submissions about the Draft Decision are invited. The closing date for notice of intention to make a submission is COB 24 November 2011 with submissions due by COB 1 December. If no notice of intention is received by COB 24 November 2011, the Commission may proceed to a final decision.

Update - 12 December 2011

Extension of Decision [2010] IASC 204

On 2 December 2011 the Commission decided in [2011] IASC R15 [PDFPDF: 9 KB] [docReader icon] to extend the current decision authorising the code share arrangements between Qantas and South African Airways until 31 March 2012 to enable South African Airways and Qantas to make submissions on Draft Decision [2011] IASC d220. The Commission expects to make a final Decision by 31 March 2012.

Update - 03 February 2012

Both Qantas and South African Airways have provided confidential submissions to the Commission. The Commission has requested that both also provide public submissions generally outlining their position which the Commission will publish on the website in due course.

Update - 12 February 2012

Submissions received:

Update - 02 March 2012

On 29 February 2012, the Commission issued Decision [2012] IASC 201 [PDFPDF: 1572 KB] [docReader icon] varying Determinations [2006] IASC 130, [2008] IASC 105, [2008] IASC 109, [2009] IASC 126 and [2010] IASC 115 to permit South African Airways to code share on Qantas' services between Sydney and Johannesburg.

Thailand - 18 June 2011

Qantas have applied [PDFPDF: 55 KB] [docReader icon] to the Commission for an allocation of fourteen B747 equivalent frequencies per week to be used for third country code share services on the route. Other applications for the capacity are invited.

The closing date for notice of intention to make an application is close of business (ie. 5pm) 25 August 2011, with the applications due by close of business 1 September 2011. If no notice of intention is received by close of business 25 August 2011, the Commission may proceed to decide the matters under consideration as soon as practicable after that date.

Update - 02 November 2011

On 29 August 2011 the Delegate of the Commission issued Determination [2011] IASC 112 [PDFPDF: 143 KB] [docReader icon] allocating fourteen B747 equivalent services per week to Qantas.

Papua New Guinea - 13 June 2011

HeavyLift have applied [PDFPDF: 633 KB] [docReader icon] to the Commission to renew Determination [2005] IASC 114, as varied by Decision [2011] IASC 204, the total of which allocates 22.5 tonnes of freight capacity on the PNG route. Other applications for the capacity are invited.

The closing date for notice of intention to make an application or submission is close of business (ie. 5pm) 18 August 2011, with the applications and submissions due by close of business (ie. 5pm) 25 August 2011. If no notice of intention is received by close of business 18 August 2011, the Commission may proceed to decide the matters under consideration as soon as practicable after that date.

Submissions

Letter of support - Sanko Bussan (PNG) [PDFPDF: 306 KB] [docReader icon]

Update - 02 November 2011

On 25 August 2011, the Commission issued Renewal Determination [2011] IASC 111 [PDFPDF: 139 KB] [docReader icon] reallocating 22.5 tonnes of freight capacity to HeavyLift. On 30 August 2011 the Commission also issued Resolution [2011] IASC R07 [PDFPDF: 9 KB] [docReader icon] which grants HeavyLift an extension of time until 30 November 2011, to fully use other capacity allocated on the PNG route.

Indonesia - 15 July 2011

Qantas have applied [PDFPDF: 57 KB] [docReader icon] to the Commission for an allocation of 7,350 seats per week on the Indonesia route. Other applications for the capacity are invited.

The closing date for notice of intention to make an application is close of business (ie. 5pm) 22 July 2011, with the applications due by close of business (ie. 5pm) 29 July 2011. If no notice of intention is received by close of business 22July 2011, the Commission may proceed to decide the matters under consideration as soon as practicable after that date.

Update - 02 November 2011

On 30 August 2011, the Commission issued Determination [2011] IASC 109 [PDFPDF: 98 KB] [docReader icon] allocating 7,350 seats of capacity per week as requested.

India - 15 July 2011

The Commission have received an application [PDFPDF: 79 KB] [docReader icon] from Virgin Australia seeking 1,625 seats of third country code share capacity to permit Singapore airlines and/or SilkAir to code share on Virgin Australia services to points in India via Singapore. Other applications for the capacity are invited.

The closing date for notice of intention to make an application is close of business (ie. 5pm) 22 July 2011, with the applications due by close of business (ie. 5pm) 29 July 2011. If no notice of intention is received by close of business 22July 2011, the Commission may proceed to decide the matters under consideration as soon as practicable after that date.

Update - 02 November 2011

On 30 August 2011, the Commission issued Determination [2011] IASC 108 [PDFPDF: 138 KB] [docReader icon] allocating 1,625 seats of third country code share capacity on the India route.

China - 14 July 2011

Qantas have applied [PDFPDF: 57 KB] [docReader icon] to the Commission for an allocation of 2,170 seats of capacity on the China route. Other applications for the capacity are invited.

The closing date for notice of intention to make an application is cob 21 July 2011, with the applications due by cob 28 July 2011. If no notice of intention is received by cob 21 July 2011, the Commission may proceed to decide the matters under consideration as soon as practicable after that date.

Update - 02 September 2011

On 25 August 2011 the Delegate of the Commission issued Determination [2011] IASC 113 [PDFPDF: 122 KB] [docReader icon] allocating 2,170 seats per week on the China route to Qantas.

Indonesia - 04 July 2011

Virgin Australia Airlines have applied [PDFPDF: 73 KB] [docReader icon] to the Commission for an allocation of 2,800 seats of capacity on the Indonesia route. Other applications for the capacity are invited.

The closing date for notice of intention to make an application is cob 11 July 2011, with the applications due by cob 18 July 2011. If no notice of intention is received by cob 11 July 2011, the Commission may proceed to decide the matters under consideration as soon as practicable after that date.

Update - 02 September 2011

On 30 August 2011 the Commission issued Determination [2011] IASC 110 [PDFPDF: 112 KB] [docReader icon] allocating 2,800 seats per week on the Indonesia route.

United States - 14 June 2011

V Australia have applied [PDFPDF: 56 KB] [docReader icon] to the Commission for a variation of [2008] IASC 110, which allocates capacity on the US route, to permit Delta to code share on V Australia services. Submissions about the application are invited.

The closing date for notice of intention to make a submission is cob 21 June 2011, with the submissions due by cob 28 June 2011. If no notice of intention is received by cob 21 June 2011, the Commission may proceed to decide the matters under consideration as soon as practicable after that date.

Update - 15 July 2011

On 30 June 2011 the Commission issued Decision [2011] IASC 212 [PDFPDF: 85 KB] [docReader icon] permitting Delta to code share on V Australia services.

Indonesia - 10 June 2011

Virgin Blue Airlines have applied [PDFPDF: 69 KB] [docReader icon] to the Commission for a variation of various determinations on the Indonesia route to permit V Australia to code share on Virgin Blue services. Submissions about the application are invited.

The closing date for notice of intention to make a submission is cob 17 June 2011, with the submissions due by cob 24 June 2011. If no notice of intention is received by cob 17 June 2011, the Commission may proceed to decide the matters under consideration as soon as practicable after that date.

Update - 15 July 2011

On 14 July 2011, the delegate of the Commission issued Decision [2011] IASC 214 [PDFPDF: 88 KB] [docReader icon] permitting V Australia to code share on Virgin Blue services.

Cook Islands, Solomon Islands, Tonga, Papua New Guinea, Vanuatu - 10 June 2011

The Commission has received an application [PDFPDF: 84 KB] [docReader icon] from Pacific Blue Australia seeking a variation to various determinations to permit V Australia to code share on Pacific Blue Australia's services. Submissions about the application are invited.

The closing date for notice of intention to make a submission is cob 17 June 2011, with the submissions due by cob 24 June 2011. If no notice of intention is received by cob 17 June 2011, the Commission may proceed to decide the matters under consideration as soon as practicable after that date.

Update - 15 July 2011

On 14 July 2011, the delegate on behalf of the Commission issued Decisions [2011] IASC 213 (Cook Islands) [PDFPDF: 88 KB] [docReader icon], [2011] IASC 215 (Solomon Islands) [PDFPDF: 88 KB] [docReader icon], [2011] IASC 216 (Papua New Guinea) [PDFPDF: 80 KB] [docReader icon], [2011] IASC 217 (Vanuatu) [PDFPDF: 88 KB] [docReader icon] and [2011] IASC 218 (Tonga) [PDFPDF: 88 KB] [docReader icon], authorising V Australia to code share on Pacific Blue Australia services.

China - 20 May 2011

The Commission has received an application [PDFPDF: 91 KB] [docReader icon] from Strategic Airlines seeking an allocation of 1,911 seats of capacity per week on the China route. Other applications for the capacity are invited.

The closing date for notice of intention to make a submission is cob 27 May 2011, with the submissions due by cob 3 June 2011. If no notice of intention is received by cob 27 May 2011, the Commission may proceed to decide the matters under consideration as soon as practicable after that date.

Update - 06 June 2011

On 6 June 2011, the delegate of the Commission issued Determination [2011] IASC 107 [PDFPDF: 90 KB] [docReader icon] allocating 1,911 seats of capacity as requested.

New Zealand - 16 May 2011

The Commission has received an application [PDFPDF: 59 KB] [docReader icon] from Pacific Blue Australia seeking a variation of Determination [2007] IASC 118 to permit Air New Zealand to code share on Pacific Blue Australia services on the New Zealand route. Submissions about this application are invited.

The closing date for notice of intention to make a submission is cob 23 May 2011, with the submissions due by cob 30 May 2011. If no notice of intention is received by cob 23 May 2011, the Commission may proceed to decide the matters under consideration as soon as practicable after that date.

Update - 03 June 2011

On 3 June 2011, the Delegate on behalf of the Commission issued Decision [2011] IASC 210 [PDFPDF: 85 KB] [docReader icon], permitting Air New Zealand to code share on Pacific Blue Australia services as requested.

Thailand and Taiwan - 06 May 2011

The Commission has received an application from Qantas [PDFPDF: 56 KB] [docReader icon] seeking an allocation of fourteen frequencies per week on the Thailand route and 2,121 weekly seats on the Taiwan route to be used for third country code share services. Other applications for the capacity are invited.

The closing date for notice of intention to make an application is cob 12 May 2011, with the applications due by cob 19 May 2011. If no notice of intention is received by cob 12 May 2011, the Commission may proceed to decide the matters under consideration as soon as practicable after that date.

Update - 06 June 2011

On 6 June 2011, the delegate on behalf of the Commission issued Determinations [2011] IASC 105 [PDFPDF: 227 KB] [docReader icon]and [2011] IASC 106 [PDFPDF: 227 KB] [docReader icon] allocating the capacity as requested by Qantas.

Indonesia - 21 April 2011

The Commission has received an application from Qantas [PDFPDF: 35 KB] [docReader icon] seeking an allocation of 540 seats and three frequencies of beyond Indonesia capacity, to allow them to introduce additional services from Australia to Denpasar and to points beyond Indonesia. Other applications for the capacity are invited.

The closing date for notice of intention to make a submission is cob 3 May 2011, with the submissions due by cob 10 May 2011. If no notice of intention is received by cob 3 May 2011, the Commission may proceed to decide the matters under consideration as soon as practicable after that date.

Update - 17 May 2011

On 17 May 2011, the Delegate of the Commission issued Determination [2011] IASC 104 [PDFPDF: 92 KB] [docReader icon] allocating 540 seats and three frequencies beyond Indonesia as requested.

United States - 21 April 2011

The Commission has received an application from Strategic Airlines [PDFPDF: 43 KB] [docReader icon] seeking an allocation of capacity to operate services between Australia and the United States. Other applications for the capacity are invited.

The closing date for notice of intention to make a submission is cob 3 May 2011, with the submissions due by cob 10 May 2011. If no notice of intention is received by cob 3 May 2011, the Commission may proceed to decide the matters under consideration as soon as practicable after that date.

Update - 10 May 2011

On 10 May 2011, the Delegate of the Commission issued Determination [2011] IASC 103 [PDFPDF: 89 KB] [docReader icon], allocating unlimited passenger and cargo capacity on the route as requested.

Fiji - 18 April 2011

The Commission has received an application [PDFPDF: 87 KB] [docReader icon] from Pacific Blue Australia seeking to vary a number of Determinations that allocate capacity on the Fiji route to permit joint services with V Australia. Submissions about the application are invited.

The closing date for notice of intention to make a submission is cob 28 April 2011, with the submissions due by cob 5 May 2011. If no notice of intention is received by cob 28 April 2011, the Commission may proceed to decide the matters under consideration as soon as practicable after that date.

Update - 10 May 2011

On 10 May 2011, the Delegate of the Commission issued Decision [2011] IASC 209 [PDFPDF: 88 KB] [docReader icon] varying Determinations [2007] IASC 119, [2008] IASC 112, [2008] IASC 117, [2008] IASC129, [2009] IASC 109 and [2009] IASC 131 to permit Pacific Blue to provide joint services with V Australia.

Thailand - 01 April 2011

The Commission has received an application [PDFPDF: 492 KB] [docReader icon] from Pacific Blue Australia, seeking a variation of Determination [2009] IASC 133 which allocates 3.15 B747 equivalent services of capacity per week in each direction on the Thailand route, to permit the capacity allocated to be used to offer joint services with V Australia or any wholly-owned subsidiary of the Virgin Blue Group. Submissions about the application are invited.

The closing date for notice of intention to make a submission is cob 8 April 2011, with the submissions due by cob 15 April 2011. If no notice of intention is received by cob 8 April 2011, the Commission may proceed to decide the matters under consideration as soon as practicable after that date.

Update - 18 April 2011

On 13 April 2011, the Delegate of the Commission issued Decision [2011] IASC 205 [PDFPDF: 81 KB] [docReader icon] varying Determination [2009] IASC 133 by permitting joint services with V Australia as requested.

Papua New Guinea - 01 April 2011

The Commission has received an application [PDFPDF: 1629 KB] [docReader icon] from Pacific Air Express, seeking an allocation of 17.5 tonnes of cargo capacity per week on the PNG route. Other applications for the capacity are invited.

The closing date for notice of intention to make an application is cob 4 April 2011, with applications due by cob 11 April 2011. If no notice of intention is received by cob 4 April 2011, the Commission may proceed to decide the matters under consideration as soon as practicable after that date.

Update - 07 April 2011

On 5 April 2011, the Delegate of the Commission issued Determination [2011] IASC 102 [PDFPDF: 84 KB] [docReader icon], allocating 17.5 tonnes of freight capacity per week in each direction on the Papua New Guinea route.

Papua New Guinea - 24 March 2011

On 24 March 2011, the Commission received an application from HeavyLift to vary Determination [2005] IASC 114 [PDFPDF: 95 KB] [docReader icon], as amended by decision [2006] IASC 210 [PDFPDF: 95 KB] [docReader icon], to reduce the capacity allocated by 17.5 tonnes per week. The application may be found here [PDFPDF: 25 KB] [docReader icon].

Update - 25 March 2011

On 25 March 2011, the Commission issued Decision [2011] IASC 204 [PDFPDF: 77 KB] [docReader icon] varying Determination [2005] IASC 114 to reduce the amount of capacity allocated from 40 tonnes of freight capacity per week to 22.5 tonnes of freight capacity per week on the Papua New Guinea route.

France Route 3 (New Caledonia) - 07 March 2011

On the 3 March 2011 the Commission received a request from Pacific Wings to revoke Determination [2009] IASC 112, which allocates 0.25 units of capacity on the France Route 3 (New Caledonia) route and Determination [2009] IASC 116 which allocates 0.50 units of capacity on the France Route 3 (New Caledonia) route. The letter may be found here [PDFPDF: 389 KB] [docReader icon].

Update - 09 March 2011

On 7 March 2011, the delegate of the IASC Commissioners issued Decision [2011] IASC 203, revoking Determinations [2009] IASC 112 and [2009] IASC 116. A copy of the decision may be found here [PDFPDF: 76 KB] [docReader icon].

Singapore - 12 January 2011

The Commission has received an application [PDFPDF: 66 KB] [docReader icon] from Qantas seeking a variation to Determination [2007] IASC 116 to permit Finnair to code share on Qantas operated services between Australia and Singapore. Qantas has also sought an allocation of 14 frequencies per week to enable Qantas to code share on Finnair’s Bangkok-Helsinki and Singapore-Helsinki services. Applications and submissions about the applications are invited.

The closing date for notice of intention to make an application or submission is COB 20 January 2011, with applications or submissions due by COB 27 January 2011. If no notice of intention is received by COB 20 January 2011, the Commission may proceed to decide matters under consideration as soon as practicable after that date.

Update - 25 January 2011

On 24 January 2011, the Commission issued Decision [2011] IASC 202 [PDFPDF: 91 KB] [docReader icon], varying Determination [2007] IASC 116 to permit Finnari to code share on Qantas services. The Commission also issued Determination [2011] IASC 101 [PDFPDF: 91 KB] [docReader icon] allocating fourteen weekly third-party code share services in each direction on the Thailand route.

New Zealand - 20 December 2011

The Commission has received an application from Pacific Blue Airlines (Australia) [PDFPDF: 59 KB] [docReader icon] seeking a variation to Determination [2007] IASC 118 to permit Delta Air Lines to code share on Pacific Blue Airlines services between Australia and Auckland and Christchurch. Submissions about the application are invited.

The closing date for notice of intention to make a submission is COB 4 January 2011, with submissions due by COB 11 January 2011. If no notice of intention is received by COB 4 January 2011, the Commission may proceed to decide matters under consideration as soon as practicable after that date.

Submissions received - 11 January 2011

Tourism Victoria - [PDFPDF: 150 KB] [docReader icon]

Update - 25 December 2011

On 24 January the Commission issued Decision [2011] IASC 201 [PDFPDF: 78 KB] [docReader icon] approving Pacific Blue Australia's application to code share with Delta Air Lines on services between Australia and Auckland and Christchurch.


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