Cases Completed in 2017

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

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: 3 May, 2017