Case Date
24-August-2022
Country
  • Indonesia
Status
Ongoing

On 23 August 2022, the International Air Services Commission (the Commission) received an application 

from Virgin Australia requesting the allocation of 172 seats of passenger capacity on the Indonesia route. Virgin Australia requested the capacity on the following basis:

  • the allocation is requested for a period of five years from the date of the determination;
  • the capacity will be fully utilised by 31 December 2022; and
  • the capacity may be utilised by Virgin Australia.


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 6 September 2022. If you are intending to make an application, please inform the Director of the Commission, by email (at iasc@infrastructure.gov.au), of your intention to make an application as soon as possible.

Update: 07-September-2022

Other Application Received

On 6 September 2022, Qantas lodged an application for an allocation of 162 seats per week on the Indonesia route.  The Qantas application may be found here. 


Next Steps


The Commission has now received more than one application for determinations allocating available capacity on the Indonesia route. There is insufficient capacity for the Commission to make the determinations sought in all of the applications. 

The Commission will write to both applicants to invite them to address the additional criteria (Section 9 of the Minister’s Policy Statement 2018) in support of their applications. Once these are received, they will be published on the IASC website and submissions about the capacity applications will be invited.
 

Update: 09-September-2022

The Commission has now written to both applicants inviting them to address the additional public benefit criteria as set out within section 9 of the International Air Services Commission Policy Statement 2018 by 23 September 2022.

Once responses have been received, they will be published on the Commission’s website. The Commission will then invite submissions from other interested parties about both applications.

Update: 13-September-2022

Due to the one-off national public holiday on 22nd September 2022, the National Day of Mourning for Her Majesty the Queen, the Commission has extended the response period for both applicants to 26 September 2022, to allow for a 10 business day response period. 

Update: 27-September-2022

Section 9 - Additional Public Benefit Criteria

On 26 September 2022, the Commission received submissions from the applicants addressing the additional public benefit criteria (Section 9 of the Minister’s Policy Statement 2018) in support of their applications.

Qantas - 

Virgin Australia - 

Invitation to make a submission

The Commission now invites submissions from interested parties about the airlines’ applications and their related submissions addressing the additional public benefit criteria. Interested parties have until 11 October 2022 to make a submission.  If you are intending to make a submission, please inform the Director of the Commission, via email (at iasc@infrastructure.gov.au), as soon as possible.