Current Cases and Other Matters

Chile - 14 May 2019

The International Air Services Commission (the Commission) has received an application PDF: 92 KB from Qantas amending its application dated 9 April 2019 which requests the allocation of 337 seats of capacity on the Chile route. In its letter of 14 May 2019, Qantas requests the ability to utilise the capacity to provide code share services with LATAM Airlines Group.

Invitation for submissions

In accordance with section 22 of the International Air Services Commission Act 1992, the Commission invites submissions about the application.

The closing date for making a submission is 27 May 2019. If you are intending to make an application, please inform the Executive Director of the Commission, by email (at iasc@infrastructure.gov.au), of your intention to make an application as soon as possible.

Chile - 09 April 2019

The International Air Services Commission (the Commission) has received an application PDF: 232 KB ReadSpeaker from Qantas seeking the allocation of 337 seats per week of capacity in each direction to operate one additional service per week during peak periods between Australia and Chile.

For flexibility, Qantas has also requested for another Australian carrier which is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Qantas such as Jetstar Airways Pty Limited to be able utilise the capacity.

Invitation for other applications

In accordance with section 12 of the International Air Services Commission Act 1992, the Commission invites other applications for the capacity.
The closing date for making an application is 29 April 2019. If you are intending to make an application, please inform the Executive Director of the Commission, by email (at iasc@infrastructure.gov.au), of your intention to make an application as soon as possible

Korea - 06 May 2019

The International Air Services Commission (the Commission) has received an application PDF: 354 KB ReadSpeaker from Qantas seeking an allocation of unrestricted capacity on the Korea route between the Gold Coast and Seoul. Qantas has sought for the capacity on the following basis:

  • the allocation is requested for a period of 99 years from the date of the determination;
  • the capacity will be fully utilised by 31 March 2020;
  • the capacity may be utilised by Qantas or another Australian carrier which is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Qantas;
  • the capacity may be used by Qantas to provide joint services with any wholly-owned subsidiary and by any wholly-owned subsidiary of the Qantas Group to provide joint services with Qantas; and
  • the capacity may be used by Jetstar to provide services jointly with Jeju Air.
Invitation for other applications

In accordance with section 12 of the International Air Services Commission Act 1992, the Commission invites other applications for capacity on the route.

The closing date for making an application is 20 May 2019. If you are intending to make an application, please inform the Executive Director of the Commission, by email (at iasc@infrastructure.gov.au), of your intention to make an application as soon as possible.

Hong Kong - 11 February 2019

The Commission received further information from Qantas concerning its application seeking to vary Determination [2015] IASC 115 (as varied) to permit the use of the capacity for the provision of code share services with Cathay Pacific Airways Limited (Cathay Pacific) on the Hong Kong route.  The Qantas letter is found here: PDF: 146 KB ReadSpeaker

Invitation for submissions

In accordance with section 22 of the International Air Services Commission Act 1992, the Commission invites submissions about the Qantas application.

The closing date for making a submission is 25 February 2019. If you are intending to make a submission, please inform the Executive Director of the Commission, by email (at iasc@infrastructure.gov.au), of your intention to make a submission as soon as possible.

Update - 10 April 2019

Submissions received

26 February 2019 - Virgin Australia PDF: 471 KB ReadSpeaker.

28 February 2019 - ACCC PDF: 303 KB ReadSpeaker.

15 March 2019 - Qantas submission PDF: 113 KB ReadSpeaker.

26 March 2019 - ACCC further comment PDF: 355 KB ReadSpeaker.

28 March 2019 - Virgin Australia follow-up submission PDF: 7875 KB ReadSpeaker.

9 April 2019 - Qantas submission PDF: 64 KB.

Hong Kong - 08 January 2019

The International Air Services Commission (the Commission) has received an application PDF: 72 KB ReadSpeaker from Qantas seeking to vary Determination [2015] IASC 115 (as varied) to permit the use of the capacity for the provision of code share services with Cathay Pacific Airways Limited (Cathay Pacific) on the Hong Kong route.

Invitation for submissions

In accordance with section 22 of the International Air Services Commission Act 1992, the Commission invites submissions about the transfer application.

The closing date for making a submission is 22 January 2019. If you are intending to make a submission, please inform the Executive Director of the Commission, by email (at iasc@infrastructure.gov.au), of your intention to make a submission as soon as possible.

Update - 25 January 2019

The Commission has written to Qantas requesting further information. The letter may be found here. PDF: 292 KB ReadSpeaker

Update - 23 January 2019

Submissions received:

Virgin Australia: PDF: 1062 KB ReadSpeaker

ACCC: PDF: 230 KB ReadSpeaker

Email Notification

The Commission provides an email notification service for interested parties which includes copies of applications, determinations and decisions in Acrobat format. If you require an email notification, please send an email to IASC@infrastructure.gov.au indicating your interest, organisation and contact details.

Contact details

International Air Services Commission
Telephone: (02) 6267 1100
Facsimile: (02) 6267 1111

Email: iasc@infrastructure.gov.au
Internet: www.iasc.gov.au

Postal address: GPO Box 630, Canberra ACT 2601
Premises: Level 4, 111 Alinga Street, Canberra

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Last Updated: 15 May, 2019