Australia's International Air Services Commission (IASC) has received a third application from Qantas for freight capacity to Papua New Guinea.
In its application, Qantas is seeking a capacity allocation of 27.5t per week on the Melbourne-Brisbane-Port Moresby and Cairns-Brisbane-Port Moresby routes.
The capacity may be used by Qantas or another Australian carrier that is a wholly owned subsidiary of Qantas.
The capacity may also be utilised to provide joint services with Qantas or any of its wholly owned subsidiaries.
Qantas intends to use capacity from 4 May and proposes to operate Boeing 737-300 freighter aircraft from the fleet of wholly-owned subsidiary Express Freighters Australia.
Qantas is requesting the capacity for a period of five years and plans to fully utilise it by 30 April 2014.