Pacific Air Express seeks IASC approval for two freighter services

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Pacific Air Express (PAE) has applied to the International Air Services Commission (IASC) seeking an allocation of one Boeing 737 Freighter service per week on the New Caledonia route, and three 737F services per week on the Nauru route.

According to the application, PAE is currently using two 737F on scheduled freighter services to the Solomon Islands, Papua New Guinea and Vanuatu. The application calls for a shared weekly 737F freighter service between PAE and Air Caledonie International on the Brisbane-Noumea-Vila-Brisbane route.

The other application says that PAE currently operates three weekly 737F charter services between Brisbane and Nauru, and wants to convert these into scheduled services.

Both allocations are requested for a period of five years, with the New Caledonia application calling for capacity to be fully utilised by 30 June, while the Nauru application proposes for capacity to be fully utilised with immediate effect.

The closing date for a notice of intention to make an application or submission for both the applications is 19 April.