Australia's International Air Services Commission (IASC) has received an application from Qantas Airways to extend its codeshare arrangements between its low-cost subsidiary, Jetstar Airways, and Japan Airlines (JAL).
Qantas is requesting for Jetstar to continue codesharing with JAL on routes between Australia and Japan until 30 June 2017, under the conditions that both the airlines must price and sell their services on the route independently of each other.
Its current codeshare approval expires on 31 December 2012.
The codeshare arrangement will be limited to the carriage of passengers. Jetstar will control and market all cargo capacity on its flights.
Qantas says the codeshare will allow competition on routes that may be unserved. The airline adds that a codeshare such as the Jetstar-JAL arrangement will create competitive tension as the carriers compete against each other to sell inventory, albeit on the same aircraft.