Cases Completed in 2019

Below is a list of the Commission's completed cases in 2019.

Chile - 14 May 2019

The International Air Services Commission (the Commission) has received an application PDF: 92 KB from Qantas amending its application dated 9 April 2019 which requests the allocation of 337 seats of capacity on the Chile route. In its letter of 14 May 2019, Qantas requests the ability to utilise the capacity to provide code share services with LATAM Airlines Group.

Invitation for submissions

In accordance with section 22 of the International Air Services Commission Act 1992, the Commission invites submissions about the application.

The closing date for making a submission is 27 May 2019. If you are intending to make an application, please inform the Executive Director of the Commission, by email (at iasc@infrastructure.gov.au), of your intention to make an application as soon as possible.

Update - 14 June 2019

On 14 June 2019, the Commission issued Determination [2019] IASC 109, allocating to Qantas 337 seats per week in each direction of passenger capacity on the Chile route. The capacity may be used by either Qantas or its wholly-owned subsidiary, Jetstar Airways Pty Limited. Additionally, the capacity may be used for the provision of code share services between Qantas and LATAM under a blocked space arrangement. The determination is valid for five years from 14 June 2019.

Chile - 09 April 2019

The International Air Services Commission (the Commission) has received an application PDF: 232 KB ReadSpeaker from Qantas seeking the allocation of 337 seats per week of capacity in each direction to operate one additional service per week during peak periods between Australia and Chile.

For flexibility, Qantas has also requested for another Australian carrier which is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Qantas such as Jetstar Airways Pty Limited to be able utilise the capacity.

Invitation for other applications

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 making an application is 29 April 2019. If you are intending to make an application, please inform the Executive Director of the Commission, by email (at iasc@infrastructure.gov.au), of your intention to make an application as soon as possible

Update - 14 June 2019

On 14 June 2019, the Commission issued Determination [2019] IASC 109, allocating to Qantas 337 seats per week in each direction of passenger capacity on the Chile route. The capacity may be used by either Qantas or its wholly-owned subsidiary, Jetstar Airways Pty Limited. Additionally, the capacity may be used for the provision of code share services between Qantas and LATAM under a blocked space arrangement. The determination is valid for five years from 14 June 2019.

Fiji - 24 May 2019

The International Air Services Commission (the Commission) has received an application PDF: 354 KB ReadSpeaker from Qantas seeking an allocation of 528 seats per week on the Fiji route. Qantas has sought for 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 2020;
  • the capacity may be utilised by Qantas 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 7 June 2019. If you are intending to make an application, please inform the Executive Director of the Commission, by email (at iasc@infrastructure.gov.au), of your intention to make an application as soon as possible.

Update - 11 June 2019

On 11 June 2019, the Commission issued Determination [2019] IASC 112, allocating to Qantas 528 seats per week in each direction of passenger capacity on the Fiji route. The capacity may be used by either Qantas or its wholly-owned subsidiary, Jetstar Airways Pty Limited. The determination is valid for five years from 11 June 2019.

Korea - 06 May 2019

The International Air Services Commission (the Commission) has received an application PDF: 354 KB ReadSpeaker from Qantas seeking an allocation of unrestricted capacity on the Korea route between the Gold Coast and Seoul. Qantas has sought for the capacity on the following basis:

  • the allocation is requested for a period of 99 years from the date of the determination;
  • the capacity will be fully utilised by 31 March 2020;
  • 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; and
  • the capacity may be used by Jetstar to provide services jointly with Jeju Air.
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 20 May 2019. If you are intending to make an application, please inform the Executive Director of the Commission, by email (at iasc@infrastructure.gov.au), of your intention to make an application as soon as possible.

Update - 11 June 2019

On 11 June 2019, the Commission issued Determination [2019] IASC 111, allocating to Qantas unrestricted capacity on the Korea route. The capacity may be used by Qantas and its wholly-owned subsidiary, Jetstar Airways Pty Limited. Jetstar is permitted to provide code share services with Jeju Air subject to certain conditions. The determination is valid for 99 years from 11 June 2019.

Cook Islands - 16 April 2019

The International Air Services Commission (the Commission) has received an application PDF: 319 KB ReadSpeaker from Virgin Australia seeking to renew Determination [2014] IASC 107 which allocates 360 seats per week of passenger capacity on the Cook Islands route. Virgin Australia is also seeking the inclusion of all existing conditions in the Determination.

Invitation for other applications

In accordance with sections 12 and 17 of the International Air Services Commission Act 1992, the Commission invites other applications for the capacity.

The closing date for making an application is 3 May 2019. If you are intending to make an application, please inform the Executive Director of the Commission, by email (at iasc@infrastructure.gov.au), of your intention to make an application as soon as possible.

Update - 14 May 2019

On 14 May 2019, the Commission issued Renewal Determination [2019] IASC 110, allocating to Virgin Australia International Airlines Pty Ltd (VAIA) 360 seats per week of capacity in each direction on the Cook Islands route. The fresh determination permits the capacity to be used by either VAIA or its wholly-owned subsidiary, Tiger International Number1 Pty Ltd and is valid for five years from 9 April 2020.

Papua New Guinea - 05 April 2019

The International Air Services Commission (the Commission) has received an application PDF: 218 KB ReadSpeaker from Qantas seeking to renew Determination [2014] IASC 105 which allocates 888 seats per week on the PNG route.  Qantas is also seeking the inclusion of all existing conditions in the Determination.

Invitation for other applications

In accordance with sections 12 and 17 of the International Air Services Commission Act 1992, the Commission invites other applications for the capacity.

The closing date for making an application is 19 April 2019. If you are intending to make an application, please inform the Executive Director of the Commission, by email (at iasc@infrastructure.gov.au), of your intention to make an application as soon as possible.

Update - 01 May 2019

On 1 May 2019, the Commission issued Renewal Determination [2019] IASC 108, allocating to Qantas 888 seats of capacity per week on the Papua New Guinea route. The determination is valid for five years from 24 March 2020.

Cook Islands - 18 March 2019

The International Air Services Commission (the Commission) has received an application PDF: 354 KB ReadSpeaker from Qantas seeking an allocation of 372 seats per week on the Cook Islands route. Qantas has also sought for the capacity to be able to be used: (1) by Qantas or another Australian carrier which is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Qantas; and (2) for the provision of joint services between Qantas and any wholly-owned subsidiary of the Qantas Group.

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 1 April 2019. If you are intending to make an application, please inform the Executive Director of the Commission, by email (at iasc@infrastructure.gov.au), of your intention to make an application as soon as possible.

Update - 02 April 2019

On 2 April 2019, the delegate of the Commission issued Determination [2019] IASC 107, allocating to Qantas 372 seats per week in each direction of passenger capacity on the Cook Islands route. The capacity may be used by either Qantas or its wholly-owned subsidiary, Jetstar Airways Pty Limited. The determination is valid for five years from 2 April 2019.

Indonesia - 07 March 2019

The International Air Services Commission (the Commission) has received an application PDF: 354 KB ReadSpeaker from Qantas from Qantas seeking the additional allocation of 284 seats per week in each direction on the Indonesia route.

Invitation for other applications

In accordance with sections 12 of the International Air Services Commission Act 1992, the Commission invites other applications for the capacity.

The closing date for making an application is 21 March 2019. If you are intending to make an application, please inform the Executive Director of the Commission, by email (at iasc@infrastructure.gov.au), of your intention to make an application as soon as possible.

Update - 26 March 2019

On 25 March 2019, the delegate of the Commission issued Determination [2019] IASC 106, allocating to Qantas 284 seats per week of capacity in each direction on the Indonesia route. The capacity may be used by either Qantas or its wholly-owned subsidiary, Jetstar Airways Pty Limited, and may be used by Qantas to provide joint services with any wholly-owned subsidiary of the Qantas Group. The determination is valid for five years from 25 March 2019.

Papua New Guinea - 21 February 2019

The International Air Services Commission (the Commission) has received an application PDF: 319 KB ReadSpeaker from Virgin Australia seeking to renew Determination [2015] IASC 102 which allocates 172 seats per week of passenger capacity on the Australia-Papua New Guinea route. Virgin Australia is also seeking the inclusion of all existing conditions in the Determination.

Invitation for other applications

In accordance with sections 12 and 17 of the International Air Services Commission Act 1992, the Commission invites other applications for the capacity.

The closing date for making an application is 7 March 2019. If you are intending to make an application, please inform the Executive Director of the Commission, by email (at iasc@infrastructure.gov.au), of your intention to make an application as soon as possible.

Update - 18 March 2019

On 18 March 2019, the Commission issued Renewal Determination [2019] IASC 105, allocating to Virgin Australia 172 seats of capacity per week on the PNG route. The determination is valid for five years from 25 February 2020.

New Zealand - 03 December 2018

The International Air Services Commission (the Commission) has received an application PDF: 345 KB ReadSpeaker from Virgin Australia seeking to vary Determination [2017] IASC 113 (as varied) to permit the use of the capacity for the provision of code share services with Hawaiian Airlines on the New Zealand route.

Invitation for submissions

In accordance with section 22 of the International Air Services Commission Act 1992, the Commission invites submissions about the transfer application.

The closing date for making a submission is 17 December 2018. If you are intending to make a submission, please inform the Executive Director of the Commission, by email (at iasc@infrastructure.gov.au), of your intention to make a submission as soon as possible.

Update - 18 March 2019

On 18 March 2019, the Commission issued Decision [2019] IASC 203, which varies Determination [2017] IASC 113 to permit the use of the capacity on the New Zealand route for code sharing between Virgin Australia and Hawaaian Airlines. The permission is valid for the duration of the determination commencing from the date of issue of this decision.

Papua New Guinea - 15 February 2019

The International Air Services Commission (the Commission) has received an application PDF: 133 KB ReadSpeaker from Pacific Air Express seeking to renew Determination [2014] IASC 106 which allocates 17.5 tonnes per week of freight capacity on the Australia-Papua New Guinea route.

Invitation for other applications

In accordance with sections 12 and 17 of the International Air Services Commission Act 1992, the Commission invites other applications about the capacity.

The closing date for making an application is 1 March 2019. If you are intending to make an application, please inform the Executive Director of the Commission, by email (at iasc@infrastructure.gov.au), of your intention to make an application as soon as possible.

Update - 05 March 2019

On 5 March 2019, the Commission issued Decision [2019] IASC 104, which renews determination [2014] IASC 106, and allocates to Pacific Air Express 17.5 tonnes of freight capacity per week on the PNG route. The determination is valid for five years from 17 December 2019.

Japan - 11 February 2019

The International Air Services Commission (the Commission) has received an application PDF: 360 KB ReadSpeaker from Qantas seeking to vary Determination [2012] IASC 102 (as varied) to permit the capacity to be used by Jetstar for code share services with Finnair on the Japan route.

Invitation for submissions

In accordance with section 22 of the International Air Services Commission Act 1992, the Commission invites submissions about the transfer application.

The closing date for making a submission is 25 February 2019. If you are intending to make a submission, please inform the Executive Director of the Commission, by email (at iasc@infrastructure.gov.au), of your intention to make a submission as soon as possible.

Update - 05 March 2019

On 5 March 2019, the Commission issued Decision [2019] IASC 202, which varies Determination [2012] IASC 102 to permit the use of the capacity on the Japan route for code sharing between Jetstar and Finnair. The permission is valid for the duration of the determination commencing from the date of issue of this decision.

New Zealand - 11 February 2019

The International Air Services Commission (the Commission) has received an application PDF: 303 KB ReadSpeaker from Qantas seeking to vary Determination [2014] IASC 102 (as varied) to permit the use of the capacity for the provision of code share services with Finnair on the New Zealand route.

Invitation for submissions

In accordance with section 22 of the International Air Services Commission Act 1992, the Commission invites submissions about the transfer application.

The closing date for making a submission is 25 February 2019. If you are intending to make a submission, please inform the Executive Director of the Commission, by email (at iasc@infrastructure.gov.au), of your intention to make a submission as soon as possible.

Update - 05 March 2019

On 5 March 2019, the Commission issued Decision [2019] IASC 201, which varies Determination [2014] IASC 102 to permit the use of the capacity on the New Zealand route for code sharing between Qantas and Finnair. The permission is valid for the duration of the determination commencing from the date of issue of this decision.

Korea - 08 January 2019

The International Air Services Commission (the Commission) has received an application PDF: 354 KB ReadSpeaker from Qantas seeking an allocation of 400 seats per week on the Korea route. Qantas has also sought for the capacity to be able to be used: (1) to provide joint services with Cathay Pacific Airways Limited (Cathay Pacific), and (2) to provide joint services with Hong Kong Dragon Airlines Limited (Cathay Dragon).

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 22 January 2019. If you are intending to make an application, please inform the Executive Director of the Commission, by email (at iasc@infrastructure.gov.au), of your intention to make an application as soon as possible.

Update - 06 February 2019

On 5 February 2019, the Commission issued Determination [2019] IASC 103, allocating to Qantas 400 seats per week in each direction on the Korea route. The capacity may be used by Qantas to provide code share services with Cathay Pacific Airways and Hong Kong Dragon Airlines. The determination is valid for five years from 5 February 2019.

Japan - 20 December 2018

The International Air Services Commission (the Commission) has received an application PDF: 303 KB ReadSpeaker from Qantas seeking to renew Determination [2014] IASC 120, which allocates seven frequencies per week on the Japan route to serve Haneda Airport. Determination [2014] IASC 120 is due to expire on 15 December 2019.

Invitation for other applications

In accordance with sections 12 and 17 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 11 January 2019. If you are intending to make an application, please inform the Executive Director of the Commission, by email (at iasc@infrastructure.gov.au), of your intention to make an application as soon as possible.

Update - 15 January 2019

On 15 January 2019, the Commission issued Renewal Determination [2019] IASC 102, allocating to Qantas seven frequencies per week of capacity in each direction on the Japan route. The fresh determination permits the capacity to be used by either Qantas or its wholly-owned subsidiary, Jetstar Airways Pty Limited, and for Qantas to provide services jointly with LATAM Airlines Group S.A. (LATAM). The determination is valid for five years from 16 December 2019.

New Caledonia - 19 December 2018

The International Air Services Commission (the Commission) has received an application PDF: 354 KB ReadSpeaker from Qantas seeking an allocation of 156 seats per week on the New Caledonia route. Qantas has also sought for the capacity to be able to be used: (1) by Qantas or another Australian carrier which is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Qantas; (2) for the provision of joint services between Qantas and any wholly-owned subsidiary of the Qantas Group; and (3) for Qantas to be able to provide joint services with Aircalin.

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 10 January 2019. If you are intending to make an application, please inform the Executive Director of the Commission, by email (at iasc@infrastructure.gov.au), of your intention to make an application as soon as possible.

Update - 15 January 2019

On 15 January 2019, the Commission issued Determination [2019] IASC 101, allocating to Qantas 156 seats per week in each direction of passenger capacity on the New Caledonia route. The capacity may be used by either Qantas or its wholly-owned subsidiary, Jetstar Airways Pty Limited and for Qantas to provide services jointly with Aircalin. The determination is valid for five years from 15 January 2019.

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Last Updated: 17 June, 2019