- Hong Kong
The International Air Services Commission has received an application [PDF: 306 KB] from Qantas seeking an additional capacity of three frequencies on the Hong Kong and wishes to consolidate this with its current allocation of 25 frequencies on the route. In effect, Qantas is seeking to have a total allocation of 28 frequencies of passenger capacity per week on the Hong Kong route.
There are currently 45 frequencies per week available for immediate allocation to Australian carriers on the Hong Kong route.
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 notice of intention to make an application is COB (i.e. 5pm) on 13 November 2015, with the application due by COB (i.e.5pm) 20 November 2015. If no notice of intention is received by COB 13 November 2015, the Commission may proceed to make a decision.
On 23 November 2015, the Commission's delegate issued Determination  IASC 115 [PDF: 1531 KB] allocating 28 frequencies of capacity per week in favour of Qantas on the Hong Kong route. The new determination takes effect when Determination  IASC 103 is revoked. The new determination permits the capacity to be used by Qantas or another Australian carrier which is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Qantas. It also allows the capacity to be used by Qantas in joint services with any Qantas' wholly-owned subsidiary and under code share services with British Airways, Jet Airways and Finnair.