Case Date
  • Korea, Rep of

The International Air Services Commission has received an application

from Qantas requesting an additional allocation of 335 seats of passenger capacity per week on the Korea route.  The capacity will be utilised by Qantas’ wholly-owned subsidiary Jetstar Airways Pty Limited (Jetstar).  It is planned that Jetstar will operate an additional fourth return service per week between Sydney and Seoul (Incheon) from 5 February 2024, using Boeing 787 aircraft configured with 335 seats.

Qantas 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 March 2024;
  • the capacity may be utilised by Qantas, or Jetstar Airways Pty Limited or another Australian carrier which is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Qantas; and
  • 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.

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 17 July 2023. If you are intending to make an application, please inform the Director of the Commission, by email (at, as soon as possible.

Update: 31-July-2023

On 28 July 2023, the Commission issued Determination [2023] IASC 129, allocating to Qantas Airways Limited 335 seats of capacity per week on the Korea route, subject to certain conditions. The determination is valid for five years from 28 July 2023.