Current Cases and Other Matters

New Zealand - 04 July 2019

The International Air Services Commission (the Commission) has received an application PDF: 42 KB from Qantas to vary Determination [2014] IASC 102 (as varied) to permit the use of the capacity for the provision of code share services with Alaska Airlines on the New Zealand 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 17 July 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.

Italy - 28 June 2019

The International Air Services Commission (the Commission) has received an application PDF: 276 KB ReadSpeaker from Qantas seeking to renew Determination [2014] IASC 109 which allocates 400 seats per week of third country code share capacity on the Italy route. Qantas is also seeking the inclusion of all existing conditions in the determination, which enable Qantas to use the capacity to provide code share services with Emirates and British Airways.

Invitation for other applications

In accordance with sections 12 and 17 of the International Air Services Commission Act 1992, the Commission invites other applications for the capacity.

The closing date for making an application is 11 July 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 - 03 July 2019

Submissions received on the Draft Decision

2 July 2019 - Virgin Australia PDF: 412 KB ReadSpeaker

14 June 2019 - Qantas PDF: 919 KB ReadSpeaker

7 June 2019 - Cathay Pacific PDF: 66 KB ReadSpeaker.

Update - 24 May 2019

On 24 May 2019, the Commission issued Draft Decision [2019] IASC 204d PDF: 470 KB ReadSpeaker concerning Qantas’ application to vary Determination [2015] IASC 115 to enable Cathay Pacific to market and place its code on selected Qantas flights between Australia and Hong Kong when those flights are sold as a part of a through journey to behind and/or beyond destinations. After conducting a review, the Commission proposes not to vary the Determination in the manner requested by Qantas.

Invitation for submissions

The Commission invites submissions about the Draft Decision. The closing date for making a submission is 7 June 2019. If you are intending to make a submission, please inform the Executive Director of the Commission by email (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: 4 July, 2019