The International Air Services Commission (the Commission) has received an application [PDF: 310 KB] from Qantas seeking a new determination on the Philippines route effectively consolidating its multiple determinations on the route. Qantas is applying for a fresh allocation of 1,927 seats (the same number that it currently holds in total on the route) and will seek to revoke its existing determinations within 10 working days from the date of issue of the new determination.
Qantas is also seeking the inclusion of the following conditions:
- the determination is for a period of five years from the date of issue;
- the capacity will be fully utilised by 30 April 2017;
- 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.
The Register of Available Capacity published by the Department of Infrastructure and Regional Development indicates there are 6,373 seats per week of passenger capacity available for allocation and from the start of the 2016 Northern Summer, there will be a total of 7,373 seats available capacity on this route.
Invitation for other applications and submissions
In accordance with sections 12 and 22 of the International Air Services Commission Act 1992, the Commission invites other applications and submissions on the Qantas application.
The closing date for making an application or submission is 27 April 2016, Wednesday.
If you are intending to make an application or submission, please inform, by email, the Executive Director of the Commission of your intention to make an application/ submission as soon as practicable.
On 9 May 2016, the Commission issued Determination  IASC 103 [PDF: 1124 KB] in favour of Qantas allocating 1,927 seats of capacity per week in each direction on the Philippines route. The new Determination effectively consolidates Qantas’ multiple determinations on the route. Qantas is required to revoke the various determinations within 10 working days of the issue of the new Determination. The capacity may be utilised by either Qantas or another Australian carrier which is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Qantas. The capacity is required to be fully utilised by no later than 30 April 2017.
On 16 May 2016, the Commission’s delegate issued the following Decisions: