Cases Completed in 2017

Below is a list of the Commission's completed cases in 2017.

New Zealand - 16 November 2017

The International Air Services Commission (the Commission) has received an application from Qantas PDF: 341 KB ReadSpeaker seeking to vary Determination [2014] IASC 102, as varied, to permit the use of the capacity for code share services with SriLankan Airlines on the New Zealand route, with effect from 18 December 2017.

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 30 November 2017. 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 – 8 December 2017

On 7 December 2017, the Commission issued Decision [2017] IASC 220 PDF: 2022 KB ReadSpeaker varying Determination [2014] IASC 102 which allocates capacity to Qantas Airways Limited. The decision varies  the determination to include conditions permitting the capacity to be used for code share services between Qantas and Sri Lankan Airlines on the New Zealand route.

China - 08 November 2017

The International Air Services Commission (the Commission) has received an application PDF: 603 KB ReadSpeaker from Qantas seeking to renew Determination [2007] IASC 110, which allocates unlimited capacity to operate all-cargo services on the China route, for a further period of 10 years from 24 October 2018.

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

The closing date for making an application is 22 November 2017. 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 – 8 December 2017

On 7 December 2017, the Commission issued [2017] IASC 129 PDF: 1358 KB ReadSpeaker in favour of Qantas Airways Limited  renewing unlimited capacity allocation to operate all-cargo services  on the China route. The determination is valid for 10 years from 24 October 2018.

Indonesia - 08 November 2017

The International Air Services Commission (the Commission) has received an application PDF: 603 KB ReadSpeaker from Qantas seeking to renew Determination [2013] IASC 115, as amended, for a further period of five years form 25 October 2018. The Determination allocates:

  • 14468 seats of capacity to operate third and fourth freedom rights; and
  • for beyond traffic rights,  2148 weekly seats with 12 frequencies per week, seven of which may serve points beyond Indonesia from Denpasar.

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

The closing date for making an application is 22 November 2017. 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 – 8 December 2017

On 7 December 2017, the Commission issued [2017] IASC 130 PDF: 2234 KB ReadSpeaker in favour of Qantas Airways Limited  renewing capacity allocation on the Indonesia route. The determination is valid for five years from 25 October 2018.

Singapore - 08 November 2017

The International Air Services Commission (the Commission) has received an application PDF: 603 KB ReadSpeaker from Qantas seeking to renew Determination [2007] IASC 116, which allocates unlimited capacity and frequency on the Singapore route, for a further period of 10 years from 31 October 2018.

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

The closing date for making an application is 22 November 2017. 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 – 8 December 2017

On 7 December 2017, the Commission issued [2017] IASC 131 PDF: 2724 KB ReadSpeaker in favour of Qantas Airways Limited  allocating unlimited capacity and frequency on the Singapore route other than all-cargo services. The determination is valid for 10 years from 31 October 2018.

Indonesia - 31 October 2017

The International Air Services Commission (the Commission) has received an application PDF: 339 KB ReadSpeaker from Virgin Australia seeking to renew the following:

    • Determination [2013] IASC 116, as amended by [2015] IASC 208, which allocates 1,980 seats of capacity in each direction on the Indonesia route ; and
    • Determination [2013] IASC 117, which allocates 1,260 seats of capacity in each direction on the Indonesia route.

Virgin Australia is seeking the renewal of the capacity allocations for a further period of five years and to retain all existing conditions. Virgin Australia is also seeking to include an additional condition permitting the use of the capacity for code share services with Delta Air Lines.

In accordance with sections 12 and 17 of the International Air Services Commission Act 1992 (the Act), the Commission invites other applications for capacity on the route. In relation to the variation of conditions, the Commission invites submissions in accordance with section 22 of the Act.

The closing date for making an application and/or submission is 14 November 2017. If you are intending to make an application or submission, please inform the Executive Director of the Commission, by email (at iasc@infrastructure.gov.au), of your intention to make an application or submission as soon as possible.

Update – 8 December 2017

On 7 December 2017, the Commission issued the following renewal determinations on the Indonesia route in favour of Virgin Australia International Airlines Pty Ltd (VAIA):

  • [2017] IASC 132 PDF: 2809 KB ReadSpeaker allocating 1,980 seats per week of capacity and permitting the capacity to be used by either VAIA or another Australian carrier which is a wholly-owned subsidiary of VAIA; the determination is valid for five years from 8 October 2018.
  • [2017] IASC 133 PDF: 2453 KB ReadSpeaker allocating  1,260 seats per week of capacity; the determination is valid for five years from 25 October 2018.

Both renewal determinations include conditions permitting the capacity to be used for code share services between VAIA and Delta Air Lines.

Hong Kong - 20 October 2017

The International Air Services Commission (the Commission) has received an application PDF: 354 KB ReadSpeaker from Qantas seeking to vary Determination [2015] IASC 115 on the Hong Kong route to permit LATAM to market services operated by Qantas, with effect from 1 December 2017.

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 3 November 2017. 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 - 9 November 2017

On 9 November 2017, the Commission's delegate issued Decision [2017] IASC 218 PDF: 2325 KB ReadSpeaker varying Determination [2015] IASC 115 to permit the use of the capacity on the Hong Kong route for code sharing between Qantas and LATAM Airlines. The permission is valid for the duration of the determination commencing from 9 November 2017.

Singapore - 20 September 2017

The International Air Services Commission (the Commission) has received an application PDF: 354 KB ReadSpeaker from Qantas seeking to vary Determination [2007] IASC 116 on the Singapore route to permit LATAM to market services operated by Qantas, with effect from 1 December 2017.

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 3 November 2017. 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 - 9 November 2017

On 9 November 2017, the Commission's delegate issued Decision [2017] IASC 219 PDF: 2122 KB ReadSpeaker varying Determination [2007] IASC 116 to permit the use of the capacity on the Singapore route for code sharing between Qantas and LATAM Airlines. The permission is valid for the duration of the determination commencing from 9 November 2017.

Cook Islands - 22 September 2017

The International Air Services Commission (the Commission) has received an application PDF: 637 KB ReadSpeaker from Virgin Australia seeking to renew Determination [2013] IASC 111, which allocates 180 seats of capacity in each direction on the Cook Islands route. Virgin Australia is seeking the renewal of the capacity allocation for a further period of five years from 12 September 2018, and to retain all relevant current conditions.

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 6 October 2017. 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 - 17 October 2017

On 17 October 2017, the Commission issued Determination [2017] IASC 125 PDF: 1542 KB ReadSpeaker making a fresh allocation of 180 weekly seats in each direction in favour of Virgin Australia Airlines (SE Asia) Pty Ltd on the Cook Islands route. The determination is valid for five years from 12 September 2018.

Fiji - 22 September 2017

The International Air Services Commission (the Commission) has received an application PDF: 637 KB ReadSpeaker from Virgin Australia seeking to renew Determination [2013] IASC 110, which allocates 360 seats of capacity in each direction on the Fiji route. Virgin Australia is seeking the renewal of the capacity allocation for a further period of five years from 17 September 2018, and to retain all relevant current conditions.

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 6 October 2017. 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 - 17 October 2017

On 17 October 2017, the Commission issued Determination [2017] IASC 126 PDF: 195 KB ReadSpeaker making a fresh allocation of 360 weekly seats in each direction in favour of Virgin Australia Airlines (SE Asia) Pty Ltd on the Fiji route. The determination is valid for five years from 17 September 2018.

Tonga - 22 September 2017

The International Air Services Commission (the Commission) has received an application PDF: 637 KB ReadSpeaker from Virgin Australia seeking to renew Determination [2013] IASC 113, which allocates 180seats of capacity in each direction on the Tonga route. Virgin Australia is seeking the renewal of the capacity allocation for a further period of five years from 17 September 2018, and to retain all relevant current conditions.

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 6 October 2017. 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 - 17 October 2017

On 17 October 2017, the Commission issued Determination [2017] IASC 127 PDF: 2497 KB ReadSpeaker making a fresh allocation of 180 weekly seats in each direction in favour of Virgin Australia Airlines (SE Asia) Pty Ltd on the Tonga route. The determination is valid for five years from 17 September 2018.

Thailand - 13 September 2017

The International Air Services Commission (the Commission) has received an application PDF: 43 KB ReadSpeaker from Qantas Airways Ltd seeking to renew Determination [2008] IASC 119, which allocates unlimited all-cargo capacity on the Thailand route. Qantas is seeking the renewal of the capacity allocation for a further period of 10 years from 26 September 2018, and to retain all relevant current conditions.

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 27 September 2017. 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 October 2017

On 4 October 2017, the Commission issued Determination [2017] IASC 123 PDF: 1446 KB ReadSpeaker allocating in favour of Qantas unlimited capacity to operate all-cargo services on the Thailand route. The determination is valid for 10 years from 28 September 2018.

Indonesia - 07 September 2017

The International Air Services Commission (the Commission) has received an application PDF: 61 KB ReadSpeaker from Qantas Airways Limited seeking an allocation of 1,300 seats per week on the Indonesia route, to be used by Jetstar, Qantas' wholly-owned subsidiary from 1 February 2018. Jetstar is planning to operate services jointly with Emirates.

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 21 September 2017. 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 - 22 September 2017

On 22 September 2017, the Commission's delegate issued Determination [2017] IASC 122 PDF: 236 KB ReadSpeaker allocating to Qantas 1,300 seats of passenger capacity per week in each direction on the Indonesia route. The determination permits the use of the capacity for the provision of code share services by Jetstar and Emirates.

Italy - 06 September 2017

On 6 September 2017, the Commission issued various resolutions to recognise the averaging-out methodology (in the Australia-Italy air services arrangement) by inserting a condition to the existing determinations on the Italy route, which states that ‘the capacity allocation is averaged over 12 months in accordance with the Australia-Italy air services arrangement’.

Qantas resolutions - PDF: 228 KB ReadSpeaker
Virgin Australia resolutions- PDF: 230 KB ReadSpeaker

Japan - 14 August 2017

The International Air Services Commission (the Commission) has received an application PDF: 53 KB ReadSpeaker from Qantas Airways Limited seeking to vary Determination [2012] IASC 102 on the Japan route to permit the utilisation of capacity by Jetstar Airways Pty Limited for code share services with Japan Airlines. The variation sought is requested for the duration of the determination.

In accordance with section 22 of the International Air Services Commission Act 1992, the Commission invites submissions on the applications for variation.

The closing date for making a submission is 28 August 2017. 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 - 04 September 2017

On 4 September 2017 the Commission issued Decision [2017] IASC 217 PDF: 260 KB ReadSpeaker, varying Determination [2012] IASC 102 to permit the use of capacity on the Japan route for code sharing between Jetstar and Japan Airlines. The permission is valid for the duration of the Determination.

Hong Kong - 11 August 2017

The International Air Services Commission (the Commission) has received applications PDF: 444 KB ReadSpeaker from Qantas Airways Limited seeking to vary the following determinations to permit the use of the capacity for code sharing with El Al Airlines:

  • Determination [2015] IASC 115

In accordance with section 22 of the International Air Services Commission Act 1992, the Commission invites submissions on the applications for variation.

The closing date for making a submission is 24 August 2017. 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 - 31 August 2017

On 31 August 2017 the Commission issued Decision [2017] IASC 213 PDF: 262 KB ReadSpeaker, varying Determination [2015] IASC 115 to permit the use of the capacity on the Hong Kong route for code sharing between Qantas and El Al Airlines. The permission is valid for the duration of the determination.

Thailand - 11 August 2017

The International Air Services Commission (the Commission) has received applications PDF: 444 KB ReadSpeaker from Qantas Airways Limited seeking to vary the following determinations to permit the use of the capacity for code sharing with El Al Airlines:

  • Determination [2017] IASC 108

In accordance with section 22 of the International Air Services Commission Act 1992, the Commission invites submissions on the applications for variation.

The closing date for making a submission is 24 August 2017. 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 - 31 August 2017

On 31 August 2017 the Commission issued Decision [2017] IASC 214 PDF: 287 KB ReadSpeaker, varying Determination [2017] IASC 108 to permit the use of the capacity on the Thailand route for code sharing between Qantas and El Al Airlines. The permission is valid for the duration of the determination.

South Africa - 11 August 2017

The International Air Services Commission (the Commission) has received applications PDF: 444 KB ReadSpeaker from Qantas Airways Limited seeking to vary the following determinations to permit the use of the capacity for code sharing with El Al Airlines:

  • Determinations [2012] IASC 106 and [2017] IASC 102.

In accordance with section 22 of the International Air Services Commission Act 1992, the Commission invites submissions on the applications for variation.

The closing date for making a submission is 24 August 2017. 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 - 31 August 2017

On 31 August 2017 the Commission issued Decisions [2017] IASC 215 PDF: 265 KB ReadSpeaker and [2017] IASC 216 PDF: 265 KB ReadSpeaker , varying Determinations [2012] IASC 106 and [2017] IASC 102 to permit the use of capacity on the South Africa route to be used for code sharing between Qantas and El Al Airlines. The permission is valid for the duration of the determination commencing from 31 August 2017.

Italy - 12 July 2017

The International Air Services Commission (the Commission) has received an application PDF: 57 KB ReadSpeaker from Qantas Airlines seeking an allocation of 300 third country seats per week, to be used to code share with Emirates on the Italy route.

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 26 July 2017. 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 August 2017

The Commission received further information from the applicant nominating Jetstar Airways Pty Limited as the wholly-owned subsidiary of Qantas.

Update - 31 August 2017

On 31 August 2017 the Commission issued Determination [2017] IASC 118 PDF: 315 KB ReadSpeaker allocating to Qantas 300 third country code share seats per week on the Italy route for code share services with Emirates.  The capacity may also be used by another Australian carrier which is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Qantas. The determination is for five years from 31 August 2017.

Italy - 21 July 2017

The International Air Services Commission (the Commission) has received an application PDF: 449 KB ReadSpeaker from Virgin Australia seeking an allocation of 300 third country seats per week, to be used to code share with Singapore Airlines and Etihad Airways on the Italy route.

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 August 2017. 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 - 04 August 2017

The Commission received further information from the applicant nominating Tiger International Number1 Pty Ltd as the wholly-owned subsidiary of Virgin Australia International Airlines (VAIA).

Update - 10 August 2017

On 10 August 2017 the Commission issued Determination [2017] IASC 119 PDF: 313 KB ReadSpeaker allocating to Virgin Australia 300 third country code share seats per week on the Italy route for code share services with Singapore Airlines and Etihad Airways. The determination is valid for five years from 10 August 2017.

New Zealand, United States, Fiji, Vanuatu - 11 July 2017

The International Air Services Commission (the Commission) has received an application PDF: 755 KB ReadSpeaker from Virgin Australia seeking to renew the following Determinations:

New Zealand

Determination [2007] IASC 118 as varied, which allocates unlimited passenger and freight capacity

Update - 4 August 2017

The request for the capacity to be utilised by a wholly-owned subsidiary has been withdrawn.

United States

Determination [2008] IASC 110 as varied, which allocates unlimited passenger and freight capacity

Update - 4 August 2017

The Commission received further information from the applicant nominating Tiger International Number1 Pty Ltd as the wholly-owned subsidiary of Virgin Australia International Airlines (VAIA).

Fiji

Determination [2013] IASC 106, which allocates 1,260 seats of capacity per week in each direction

Determination [2013] IASC 107, which allocates 360 seats of capacity per week in each direction

Update - 4 August 2017

The request for the capacity to be utilised by a wholly-owned subsidiary has been withdrawn.

Vanuatu

Determination [2013] IASC 108 as varied, which allocates 720 seats of capacity per week in each direction

Determination [2013] IASC 109 as varied, which allocates 180 seats of capacity per week in each direction

Update - 4 August 2017

The request for the capacity to be utilised by a wholly-owned subsidiary has been withdrawn.


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 25 July 2017. 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 - 10 August 2017

On 10 August the Commission issued the following Renewal Determinations:

New Zealand - Determination [2017] IASC 113 PDF: 371 KB ReadSpeaker , allocating to Virgin Australia unlimited passenger and freight capacity in each direction on the New Zealand route. The determination also permits the use of capacity by Virgin Australia for the provision of code share services with Etihad Airways, Delta Airways , Air New Zealand, Singapore Airlines, Alitalia, Air Berlin, Air Canada and Hong Kong Airlines. The determination is valid for ten years from 10 July 2018.

United States of America - Determination [2017] IASC 114 PDF: 323 KB ReadSpeaker , allocating to Virgin Australia unlimited passenger and freight capacity in each direction on the USA route with permission to use the capacity for code share services with Delta Air Lines. The determination is valid for ten years from 1 August 2018.

Fiji - Determination [2017] IASC 115 PDF: 167 KB ReadSpeaker , allocating to Virgin Australia 1,260 seats per week in each direction on the Fiji route. The determination is valid for five years from 10 July 2018.

Fiji - Determination [2017] IASC 116 PDF: 167 KB ReadSpeaker , allocating to Virgin Australia 180 seats per week in each direction on the Fiji route. The determination is valid for five years from 1 August 2018.

Vanuatu - Determination [2017] IASC 117 PDF: 261 KB ReadSpeaker , allocating to Virgin Australia 720 seats of capacity per week in each direction on the Vanuatu route, and permitting the use of the capacity for code share with Singapore Airlines. The determination is valid for five years from 10 July 2018.

Vanuatu - Determination [2017] IASC 121 PDF: 262 KB ReadSpeaker , allocating to Virgin Australia 180 seats of capacity per week in each direction on the Vanuatu route, and permitting the use of the capacity for code share with Singapore Airlines. The determination is valid for five years from 1 August 2018.

Samoa - 11 July 2017

The International Air Services Commission (the Commission) has received an application PDF: 399 KB ReadSpeaker from Virgin Australia International Airlines seeking the allocation of 880 seats per week of passenger capacity on the Samoa route.

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 25 July 2017. 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 - 04 August 2017

The Commission received further information from the applicant nominating Tiger International Number1 Pty Ltd as the wholly-owned subsidiary of Virgin Australia International Airlines (VAIA).

Update - 10 August 2017

On 10 August 2017 the Commissions delegate issued Determination [2017] IASC 120 PDF: 200 KB ReadSpeaker allocating to Virgin Australia 880 seats of capacity per week on the Samoa route. The determination is valid for five years from 10 August 2017.

Indonesia - 07 June 2017

The International Air Services Commission (the Commission) has received an application PDF: 227 KB ReadSpeaker from Qantas Airways Ltd seeking the allocation of 100 seats per week of passenger capacity on the Indonesia route.

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 June 2017. 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 June 2017

On 26 June 2017, the Commission issued Determination [2017] IASC 112 PDF: 331 KB ReadSpeaker, allocating to Qantas 100 seats per week in each direction on the Indonesia route.  The determination is valid for five years from 26 June 2017.

China - 26 May 2017

The International Air Services Commission (the Commission) has received an application PDF: 232 KB ReadSpeaker from Pacific Air Express seeking an allocation of unlimited freight capacity on the China route.

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 9 June 2017. 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 - 13 June 2017

On 13 June 2017, the delegate of the Commission issued Renewal Determination [2017] IASC 111 PDF: 943 KB ReadSpeaker, allocating to Pacific Air Express unlimited capacity and frequency to operate all-cargo services on the China route.  The determination is valid for ten years from 13 June 2017.

USA - 25 May 2017

The International Air Services Commission (the Commission) has received an application PDF: 174 KB ReadSpeaker from Qantas Airways Ltd seeking to renew Determination [2008] IASC 103, which allocates unlimited passenger and cargo capacity on the USA route. Qantas is seeking the renewal of the capacity allocation for a further period of 10 years from 2 April 2018, subject to the inclusion of certain conditions.

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 8 June 2017. 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 - 09 June 2017

On 9 June 2017, the delegate of the Commission issued Renewal Determination [2017] IASC 110 PDF: 1452 KB ReadSpeaker, allocating to Qantas unlimited passenger and cargo capacity to operate scheduled services between Australia and the United States of America.  The determination is valid for ten years from 2 April 2018.

Nauru - 24 May 2017

The International Air Services Commission (the Commission) has received an application PDF: 175 KB ReadSpeaker from Pacific Air Express (PAE) seeking to renew Determination [2013] IASC 126, which currently allocates one service per week of freight capacity on the Nauru route. In light of the recent changes to the air services arrangements between Australia and Nauru which include increasing the freight capacity to ‘unlimited frequencies’, PAE is seeking for an allocation of unlimited freight capacity valid for 10 years.

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 7 June 2017. 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 - 09 June 2017

On 9 June 2017, the delegate of the Commission issued Renewal Determination [2017] IASC 109 PDF: 926 KB ReadSpeaker, allocating to Pacific Air Express unlimited freight capacity each week in each direction on the Nauru route.  The determination is valid for ten years from 19 May 2018.

Hong Kong - 18 May 2017

On 18 May 2017, the International Air Services Commission (the Commission) received an application PDF: 640 KB ReadSpeaker from Virgin Australia requesting a variation of Determination [2016] IASC 107, to permit the use of the capacity to be used for code share services with Hong Kong Airlines on the Hong Kong route.

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 31 May 2017. 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 - 07 June 2017

On 7 June 2017, the Commission issued Decision [2017] IASC 212 PDF: 1257 KB ReadSpeaker, 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.

New Zealand - 18 May 2017

On 18 May 2017, the International Air Services Commission (the Commission) received an application PDF: 640 KB ReadSpeaker from Virgin Australia requesting a variation of Determination [2007] IASC 118, as amended by decisions [2009] IASC 201, [2010] IASC 208, [2011] IASC 201, [2011] IASC 210, [2012] IASC 219, [2016] IASC 217, [2016] IASC 218 and [2017] IASC 207, to permit the use of the capacity to be used for code share services with Hong Kong Airlines on the New Zealand route.

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 31 May 2017. 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 - 07 June 2017

On 7 June 2017, the Commission issued Decision [2017] IASC 211 PDF: 1353 KB ReadSpeaker, varying Determination [2007] IASC 118 to permit the use of capacity allocated on the New Zealand route to be used for code sharing between Virgin Australia and Hong Kong Airlines. The permission is valid for the duration of the determination.

Thailand - 10 May 2017

On 10 May 2017, the International Air Services Commission (the Commission) received an application PDF: 198 KB ReadSpeaker from Qantas requesting a variation of Determination [2011] IASC 123, as amended, to permit the use of the capacity for code sharing between Jetstar and Finnair.

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 24 May 2017. 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 - 07 June 2017

On 7 June 2017, the Commission issued Decision [2017] IASC 210 PDF: 1453 KB ReadSpeaker, varying Determination [2007] IASC 123 to permit the use of capacity allocated to be used for code sharing between Jetstar Airways Pty Ltd and Finnair. The permission is valid for the duration of the determination.

Singapore - 10 May 2017

On 10 May 2017, the International Air Services Commission (the Commission) received an application PDF: 198 KB ReadSpeaker from Qantas requesting a variation of Determination [2007] IASC 116, as amended, to permit the use of the capacity for code sharing between Jetstar and Finnair.

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 24 May 2017. 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 - 07 June 2017

On 7 June 2017, the Commission issued Decision [2017] IASC 209 PDF: 1249 KB ReadSpeaker, varying Determination [2007] IASC 116 to permit the use of capacity allocated to be used for code sharing between Jetstar Airways Pty Ltd and Finnair. The permission is valid for the duration of the determination.

Thailand - 10 May 2017

The International Air Services Commission (the Commission) has received an application PDF: 38 KB ReadSpeaker from Qantas seeking to renew Determination [2011] IASC 123, which allocates 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 to Qantas on the Thailand route. Qantas also sought to retain the existing code share conditions.

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 24 May 2017. 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 - 07 June 2017

On 7 June 2017, the Commission issued Renewal Determination [2017] IASC 108 PDF: 1749 KB ReadSpeaker, allocating to Qantas 35.6 B747 equivalent units and 26 third country code share frequencies of passenger capacity per week on the Thailand route. The determination is valid for five years from 1 July 2018.

Italy - 13 April 2017

The International Air Services Commission (the Commission) has received an application PDF: 213 KB ReadSpeaker from Virgin Australia to renew Determination [2013] IASC 122, which allocates 300 third country code share seats per week of capacity on the Italy route. The determination permits the use of the capacity for the provision of code share services between Virgin Australia and Singapore Airlines and Etihad Airways.

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 2 May 2017. 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 - 03 May 2017

On 3 May 2017, the delegate of the Commission issued Renewal Determination [2017] IASC 107 PDF: 1501 KB ReadSpeaker, 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.

Singapore - 31 March 2017

The International Air Services Commission (the Commission) has received an application PDF: 381 KB ReadSpeaker from Virgin Australia seeking to renew Determination [2013] IASC 121, which allocates 400 seats per week of capacity for own stopover traffic between Singapore and Colombo.

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 14 April 2017. 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 - 27 April 2017

On 27 April 2017, the Commission issued Renewal Determination [2017] IASC 105 PDF: 190 KB ReadSpeaker, allocating to Virgin Australia 400 seats per week of capacity on the Singapore route to be used to exercise own stop-over rights between Singapore and Colombo. The determination permits Virgin Australia to code share on services operated by Singapore Airlines to Colombo via Singapore. The determination is valid for five years from 28 March 2018.

Singapore - 03 April 2017

The International Air Services Commission (the Commission) has received an application PDF: 339 KB ReadSpeaker from Qantas seeking to renew Determination [2013] IASC 120 (as amended by [2014] IASC 231), which allocates 300 seats per week of capacity for own stopover traffic between Singapore and Colombo. Additionally, Qantas seeks to retain certain conditions including the use of the capacity by a Qantas’ wholly-owned subsidiary and for code sharing with Emirates and SriLankan Airlines.

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 19 April 2017. 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 - 27 April 2017

On 27 April 2017, the Commission issued Renewal Determination [2017] IASC 106 PDF: 204 KB ReadSpeaker, allocating to Qantas 300 seats per week of capacity on the Singapore route to be used to exercise own stop-over rights between Singapore and Colombo. The determination permits Qantas to code share on services operated by Emirates and SriLankan Airlines to Colombo via Singapore. The determination is valid for five years from 28 March 2018.

Indonesia - 20 April 2017

Upon the request of Qantas, the Commission issued on 19 April 2017 Decision [2017] IASC 208 PDF: 194 KB ReadSpeaker revoking Determination [2015] IASC 114 which allocates 1,570 seats of capacity on the Indonesia route.

New Zealand - 15 December 2016

The International Air Services Commission (the Commission) has received an application PDF: 251 KB ReadSpeaker from Virgin Australia seeking to vary Determination [2007] IASC 118 to permit Air Canada to offer code share services on flights operated by Virgin Australia on the New Zealand route.

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

As per normal practice, the Commission allows 10 working days for submissions to be made from the date of publication of the application. However, in light of the Christmas close-down from 25 December 2016 until 2 January 2017, the holidays will not be counted in calculating the 10-working day period. The closing date for making a submission is 6 January 2017.

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 - 20 April 2017

On 19 April 2017, the Commission issued Decision [2017] IASC 207 PDF: 1127 KB ReadSpeaker varying Determination [2007] IASC 118 to permit the capacity allocated to Virgin Australia to be used for code share services with Air Canada on the New Zealand route.

Indonesia - 10 April 2017

On 7 April 2017, Virgin Australia requested a variation of Determination [2015] IASC 110 to reduce the allocation from 2,800 seats per week to 280 seats per week on the Indonesia route.

On 10 April 2017, the Commission's delegate issued Decision [2017] IASC 205 PDF: 369 KB ReadSpeaker , varying Determination [2015] IASC 110 to reduce the capacity allocated by 2,520 weekly seats, leaving 280 seats per week in each direction allocated on the said Determination on the Indonesia route.

United Arab Emirates - 10 April 2017

On 10 April 2017, the Commission's delegate issued Decision [2017] IASC 206 PDF: 245 KB ReadSpeaker , upon the request of Virgin Australia, to revoke Determination [2014] IASC 116 , which allocated three services per week on the United Arab Emirates route.

China - 29 March 2017

On 29 March 2017, the Commission issued Decisions [2017] IASC 203 PDF: 39 KB ReadSpeaker and [2017] IASC 204 PDF: 39 KB ReadSpeaker , upon the request of Qantas, to revoke Determinations [2015] IASC 109 and [2016] IASC 102, which allocated unlimited passenger capacity between non major gateways and points in China and 4,471 weekly seats of capacity respectively on the China route.

China - 03 March 2017

The International Air Services Commission (the Commission) has received an application PDF: 79 KB ReadSpeaker from Qantas seeking an allocation of unlimited capacity on the China route.

In accordance with section 12 of the International Air Services Commission Act 1992, the Commission invites other applications on the Qantas application.

The closing date for making an application is 17 March 2017.

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 - 24 March 2017

On 23 March 2017, the Commission issued Determination [2017] IASC 104 PDF: 218 KB ReadSpeaker allocating to Qantas unlimited capacity and frequency on the China route. The determination is valid for 10 years from 23 March 2017.

Vietnam - 03 March 2017

The International Air Services Commission (the Commission) has received an application PDF: 77 KB ReadSpeaker from Qantas seeking an allocation of seven frequencies per week on the Vietnam route.

In accordance with section 12 of the International Air Services Commission Act 1992, the Commission invites other applications on the Qantas application.

The closing date for making an application is 17 March 2017.

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 - 22 March 2017

On 21 March 2017, the Commission's delegate issued Determination [2017] IASC 103  PDF: 1061 KB ReadSpeaker 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.

Taiwan - 09 March 2017

On 9 March 2017, the Commission issued Decisions [2017] IASC 201 PDF: 35 KB ReadSpeaker and [2017] IASC 202 PDF: 36 KB ReadSpeaker , upon the request of Qantas, to revoke Determinations [2011] IASC 106 and [2015] IASC 106, which allocated 2,121 and 1,260 weekly seats of capacity respectively on the Taiwan route.

New Zealand - 16 January 2017

The International Air Services Commission (the Commission) has received an application PDF: 241 KB ReadSpeaker from Norfolk Island Airlines seeking unlimited capacity on the New Zealand route. The carrier proposes to operate two regular services per week between Norfolk Island and Auckland commencing from 27 May 2017.

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 31 January 2017. 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 - 13 February 2017

On 10 February 2017, the Commission issued Interim Determination [2017] IASC 101 PDF: 1347 KB ReadSpeaker , 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.

South Africa - 16 January 2017

The International Air Services Commission (the Commission) has received an application PDF: 184 KB ReadSpeaker from Qantas Airways Limited seeking to renew seven frequencies of capacity per week in each direction on the South Africa route allocated under Determination [2012] IASC 106, as varied by Decision [2012] IASC 223. Qantas also seeks to include, in the renewal determination, a condition permitting the capacity to be utilised by another Australian carrier which is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Qantas, such as Jetstar.

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 31 January 2017. 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 - 13 February 2017

On 10 February 2017, the Commission issued Renewal Determination [2017] IASC 102 PDF: 1215 KB ReadSpeaker , allocating to Qantas 7 frequencies per week in each direction on the South Africa route. The determination is valid for five years from 17 December 2017.

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Last Updated: 8 December, 2017