Appendix 2 Route-by-route summary of Commission determinations and decisions in 2016–17

This appendix provides a summary of the Commission's determinations and decisions for 2016–17. Full determinations and decisions can be viewed on the Commission's website at www.iasc.gov.au

China

Upon the application of Qantas, the Commission issued, on 23 March 2017, Determination [2017] IASC 104 allocating unlimited capacity and frequency on the China route. The determination is valid for 10 years from 23 March 2017.

Upon the application of Qantas, the Commission's delegate issued, on 29 March 2017, Decision [2017] IASC 203* to revoke Determination [2015] IASC 109 which allocated unlimited passenger capacity between non-major gateways in Australia and points in China.

Upon the application of Qantas, the Commission's delegate issued, on 29 March 2017, Decision [2017] IASC 204* to revoke Determination [2016] IASC 102 which allocated 4,471 weekly seats of capacity on the China route.

Upon the application of Pacific Air Express, the Commission's delegate issued, on 13 June 2017, Determination [2017] IASC 111* allocating unlimited capacity and frequency on the China route. The determination is valid for 10 years from 13 June 2017.

Fiji

Upon the application of Qantas, the Commission issued, on 19 December 2016, Determination [2016] IASC 111, which renewed Determination [2011] IASC 130, allocating to Qantas Airways 852 seats of capacity per week in each direction on the Fiji route. The determination is valid for five years from 5 November 2017.

Upon the application of Virgin Australia, the Commission issued, on 19 December 2016, Determination [2016] IASC 112, which renewed Determination [2011] IASC 131, allocating 907 seats of passenger capacity per week in each direction on the Fiji route. The determination is valid for five years from 5 November 2017.

France

Upon the application of Qantas, the Commission's delegate issued, on 6 July 2016, Determination [2016] IASC 108*, allocating to Qantas 250 one-way seats per day of capacity on France route 1. The determination is valid for five years from 22 May 2017.

Hong Kong

Upon the application of Virgin Australia, the Commission issued, on 7 June 2017, Decision [2017] IASC 212, varying Determination [2016] IASC 107 to permit the use of capacity allocated on the Hong Kong route to be used for code sharing between Virgin Australia and Hong Kong Airlines. The permission is valid for the duration of the determination.

Indonesia

Upon the application of Virgin Australia, the Commission's delegate issued, on 10 April 2017, Decision [2017] IASC 205*, varying Determination [2015] IASC 110 to reduce the capacity allocation by 2,520 weekly seats, leaving 280 seats per week in each direction allocated on the said Determination on the Indonesia route.

Upon the request of Qantas, the Commission issued, on 19 April 2017, Decision [2017] IASC 208, revoking Determination [2015] IASC 114, which allocated 1,570 seats of capacity on the Indonesia route.

Upon the request of Qantas, the Commission issued, on 26 June 2017, Determination [2017] IASC 112, allocating 100 seats per week in each direction on the Indonesia route. The allocation is valid for five years from 26 June 2017.

Italy

Upon the application of Virgin Australia, the Commission's delegate issued, on 3 May 2017, Determination [2017] IASC 107, which renewed Determination [2013] IASC 122, allocating to Virgin Australia 300 third country code share seats per week on the Italy route. The determination also permits the use of the capacity by Virgin Australia for the provision of code share services with Singapore Airlines and Etihad Airways. The determination is valid for five years from 8 April 2018.

Korea

Upon the application of Qantas, the Commission's delegate issued, on 14 July 2016, Determination [2016] IASC 109*, which renewed Determination [2011] IASC 125, allocating to Qantas 500 seats of capacity per week in each direction on the Korea route. The determination is valid for five years from 1 July 2017.

Nauru

Upon the application of Pacific Air Express, the Commission's delegate issued, on 9 June 2017, Determination [2017] IASC 109* which renewed Determination [2013] IASC 126 allocating unlimited freight capacity each week in each direction on the Nauru route. The determination is valid for 10 years from 19 May 2018.

New Zealand

Upon the request of Norfolk Island Airlines, the Commission issued, on 10 February 2017, Interim Determination [2017] IASC 101, allocating to Norfolk Island Airlines unlimited capacity to operate scheduled passenger services between Australia and New Zealand. The interim determination is valid for three years from 10 February 2017.

Upon the application of Virgin Australia, the Commission's delegate issued, on 8 September 2016, Decision [2016] IASC 217*, varying Determination [2007] IASC 118 to permit Alitalia to code share on services operated by Virgin Australia between Australia and New Zealand. The permission is valid for the duration of the determination.

Upon the application of Virgin Australia, the Commission's delegate issued, on 21 September 2016, Decision [2016] IASC 218*, varying Determination [2007] IASC 118 to permit Air Berlin to code share on services operated by Virgin Australia between Australia and New Zealand. The permission is valid for the duration of the determination.

Upon the application of Virgin Australia, the Commission issued, on 19 May 2017, Decision [2017] IASC 207, varying Determination [2007] IASC 118 to permit Air Canada to code share on services operated by Virgin Australia between Australia and New Zealand. The permission is valid for the duration of the determination.

Upon the application of Virgin Australia, the Commission issued, on 7 June 2017, Decision [2017] IASC 211, varying Determination [2007] IASC 118 to permit Hong Kong Airlines to code share on services operated by Virgin Australia between Australia and New Zealand. The permission is valid for the duration of the determination.

Papua New Guinea

Upon the application of Qantas, the Commission's delegate issued, on 12 August 2016, Determination [2016] IASC 110*, which renewed Determination [2011] IASC 132, allocating to Qantas 1000 seats of capacity per week in each direction on the Papua New Guinea route. The determination is valid for five years from 1 July 2017.

Upon the request of Qantas, the Commission issued, on 16 November 2016, Decision [2016] IASC 220, varying Determination [2011] IASC 132 to permit the use of the capacity under free sale code sharing between Qantas and Air Niugini on the Brisbane and Sydney sectors. The permission is valid for the duration of the determination.

Upon the request of Qantas, the Commission issued, on 16 November 2016, Decision [2016] IASC 221, varying Determination [2014] IASC 105 to permit the use of the capacity under free sale code sharing between Qantas and Air Niugini on the Brisbane and Sydney sectors. The permission is valid for the duration of the determination.

Upon the request of Qantas, the Commission issued, on 16 November 2016, Decision [2016] IASC 222, varying Determination [2016] IASC 110 to permit the use of the capacity under free sale code sharing between Qantas and Air Niugini on the Brisbane and Sydney sectors. The permission is valid for the duration of the determination.

Singapore

Upon the request of Qantas, the Commission issued, on 19 December 2016, Decision [2016] IASC 223, varying Determination [2007] IASC 116 to permit Fiji Airways to code share on Qantas operated services on the Singapore route. The permission is valid for the duration of the determination.

Upon the application of Qantas, the Commission issued, on 27 April, Determination [2017] IASC 106, which renewed Determination [2013] IASC 120, allocating to Qantas 300 seats per week on the Singapore route to be used to exercise own stop-over rights between Singapore and Colombo, and permits code share services operated by Emirates and SriLankan Airlines to Colombo via Singapore. The determination is valid for five years from 28 March 2018.

Upon the request of Qantas, the Commission issued, on 7 June 2017, Decision [2017] IASC 209, varying Determination [2007] IASC 116 to permit capacity to be used for code share between Jetstar and Finnair. The permission is valid for the duration of the determination.

Upon the application of Virgin Australia, the Commission issued, on 27 April 2017, Determination [2017] IASC 105, which renewed Determination [2013] IASC 121, allocating to Virgin Australia 400 seats per week to be used to exercise own stop-over rights between Singapore and Colombo, and permits code share on services operated by Singapore Airlines to Colombo via Singapore. The determination is valid for five years from 28 March 2018.

Solomon Islands

Upon the application of Virgin Australia, the Commission issued, on 19 December 2016, Determination [2016] IASC 114, which renewed Determination [2011] IASC 115, allocating 360 seats of passenger capacity per week in each direction on the Solomon Islands route. The determination is valid for five years from 10 December 2017.

South Africa

Upon the application of Qantas, the Commission issued, on 10 February 2017, Determination [2017] IASC 102, which renewed Determination [2012] IASC 106, allocating to Qantas seven frequencies per week in each direction on the South Africa route. The determination is valid for five years from 17 December 2017.

Taiwan

Upon the request of Qantas, the Commission issued, on 9 March 2017, Decision [2017] IASC 201, revoking Determination [2011] IASC 106, which allocated 2,121 weekly seats of capacity on the Taiwan route.

Upon the request of Qantas, the Commission issued, on 9 March 2017, Decision [2017] IASC 202, revoking Determination [2015] IASC 106, which allocated 1,260 weekly seats of capacity on the Taiwan route.

Thailand

Upon the request of Qantas, the Commission's delegate issued, on 7 June 2017,Decision [2016] IASC 219*, varying Determination [2011] IASC 123 to permit capacity to be used for code share between Qantas and Jet Airways on the Thailand route. The permission is valid for the duration of the determination.

Upon the application of Qantas, the Commission issued, on 7 June 2017, Determination [2017] IASC 108, which renewed Determination [2011] IASC 123, allocating to Qantas 35.6 B747 equivalent units of capacity per week in each direction for passenger services and 26 third country code share frequencies per week in each direction on the Thailand route. The determination is valid for five years from 1 July 2018.

Upon the request of Qantas, the Commission issued, on 7 June 2017, Decision [2017] IASC 210, varying Determination [2007] IASC 123 to permit capacity to be used for code share between Jetstar Airways and Finnair on the Thailand route. The permission is valid for the duration of the determination.

United Arab Emirates

Upon the application of Qantas, the Commission issued, on 19 December 2016, Determination [2016] IASC 113, which renewed Determination [2012] IASC 107, allocating to Qantas 14 frequencies per week in each direction on the United Arab Emirates route. The determination is valid for five years from 13 November 2017.

Upon the request of Virgin Australia, the Commission's delegate issued, on 10 April 2017, Decision [2017] IASC 206*, revoking Determination [2014] IASC 116, which allocated three services per week on the United Arab Emirates route.

United States

Upon the application of Qantas, the Commission's delegate issued, on 9 June 2017, Determination [2017] IASC 110*, which renewed Determination [2008] IASC 103, allocating to Qantas unlimited passenger and cargo capacity to operate scheduled services on the United States route. The determination is valid for ten years from 2 April 2018.

Vietnam

Upon the application of Qantas, the Commission's delegate issued, on 21 March 2017, Determination [2017] IASC 103*, allocating to Qantas seven frequencies of capacity per week in each direction on the Vietnam route. The determination is valid for five years from 21 March 2017.

* Indicates a determination or decision made by the Commission's delegate.

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Last Updated: 16 October, 2017