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  • Cook Islands

The Commission has received an application [PDF: 82 KB] from Pacific Blue Airlines Pty Ltd (ABN 79 097 892 389) (Pacific Blue Australia) seeking an allocation of two frequencies per week on the Cook Islands route. The airline plans to add two B737-800 services per week on the route. An allocation of 360 seats per week is required to facilitate the two weekly services. Other applications for some or all of the capacity sought by Pacific Blue Australia are invited.

Please note that additional capacity entitlements for Australian carriers were concluded recently between the aeronautical authorities of Australia and the Cook Islands. There are now 2,660 seats per week of capacity available for allocation.

The closing date for notice of intention to make an application is COB 8 April 2010, with applications due by COB 15 April 2010. If no notice of intention is received by COB 8 April 2010, the Commission may proceed to decide the matters under consideration as soon as practicable after that date.

Update: 12-April-2010

On 9 April 2010 the delegate of the Commission issued Determination [2010] IASC 102  [PDF: 218 KB]  allocating 360 seats of capacity in each direction to Pacific Blue for a period of five years.