Qantas applies for renewal of rights on 15 routes

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Australia's Qantas Airways is seeking regulatory approval to renew its rights on 15 routes worldwide.

The application to the International Air Services Commission follows the expiration of Qantas's determinations in the next 12 months, the airline said.

It has requested for the renewal of the Germany route, which is for four weekly services and joint services with British Airways and Iberia Airlines for five years from 1 July 2012.

On the Hong Kong route, the Oneworld alliance carrier asked for both its services and those jointly operated with Air France to be reallocated 20 weekly frequencies.

Qantas also wants to renew its seven weekly Boeing 747 services to Thailand, and to continue its codeshare arrangements with British Airways, Finnair, Air Malta, Iberia Airlines and Kenya Airways.

To South Korea, the carrier wants to keep the 500 seats it has weekly in each direction and continue codesharing with Asiana Airlines.

It is also seeking the renewal of the seven third-country codeshare frequencies it has per week for the Switzerland route, starting 19 March 2012.

To Japan, it wants to keep its allocation of 45.6 Boeing 767-200 units of capacity per week in each direction and to renew its joint services with Japan Airlines for five years from 1 July 2012.

Qantas also wants a renewal of its rights to 3,390 seats per week to Indonesia for five years from 1 July 2012.

On its Philippines routes, the carrier wants a renewal of 458 seats per week in each direction for five years starting 1 July 2012.

Qantas is also asking for its 1,000 seats per week on the Papua New Guinea route to be renewed for five years from 1 July 2012.

To South Africa, Qantas requested for one service per week for five years starting 1 July 2012 and wants an extension of the codeshare agreement it has with South African Airways.

It also wants a renewal of the allocation of 852 seats of capacity per week in each direction to Fiji from 5 November 2012.

There are three variations to its application for services to France.

Firstly, it wants a renewal of the allocation of 250 one-way seats per day for 12 months to France, and to allow it to continue codesharing with Air France and British Airways for a further five years from 22 May 2012.

Secondly, it has requested for the renewal of 1.5 units capacity per week in each direction to French Polynesia from 1 July 2012. It also wants its codeshare with Air Tahiti Nui to be renewed for five years from 17 September 2012.

Thirdly, it would like a renewal of one unit of capacity per week on the New Caledonia route. This will be used by Qantas as part of its four services per week to Noumea. It also wants to continue its codeshares with Air Caledonle International for five years starting from 1 July 2012.

Qantas has applied to have the capacities on the Germany, Hong Kong, Thailand and Japan services to be used by its wholly owned subsidiaries or jointly with them.