Case Date
  • Korea, Rep of

The International Air Services Commission (the Commission) has received an application

from Qantas requesting an additional allocation of 1,005 seats of passenger capacity per week on the Korea route.  The capacity will be utilised by Qantas’ wholly-owned subsidiary Jetstar Airways Pty Limited.  It is planned that Jetstar will operate three services per week between Brisbane and Seoul (Incheon) from 1 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 4 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: 10-July-2023

On 7 July 2023, the Commission issued Determination [2023] IASC 122, allocating to Qantas Airways Limited an additional 1,005 seats of capacity per week to operate passenger services on the Korea route, subject to certain conditions. The capacity may be used by either Qantas, or its wholly-owned subsidiary, Jetstar Airways Pty Limited.  The determination is valid for five years commencing from the date of issue of this determination.