Qantas seeks IASC renewal of capacity allocations

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Qantas has applied to the International Air Services Commission (IASC) for a renewal of its capacity allocations, and rights to operate routes and codeshare services for five more years.

The airline has requested to continue operating thrice weekly flights on the German route from 19 February 2013.

On the Philippines route, Qantas is seeking to renew its allocation of 629 seats per week in each direction, from 3 April 2013.

As part of the renewal, the carrier is seeking to add conditions enabling the capacity to be used by any wholly-owned subsidiary of Qantas.

The carrier is requesting to operate codeshare services seven times a week on the Thailand route with British Airways, to be renewed on 23 April 2013.

On the Japan route, Qantas has requested for a renewal of 6.1 units per week, effective 9 August 2013.

The carrier is seeking to renew its allocation of 240 seats between Indonesia and Australia, and 850 seats weekly in each direction with three flights beyond Indonesia, from 1 October 2013.

In a separate allocation, Qantas wants to continue to operate 1,074 seats per week on the Indonesia route, from 24 September 2013.

In addition, the airline is seeking to renew its allocation of 1,226 seats in each direction on the Indonesia route, and two frequencies and 369 seats of passenger capacity beyond Indonesia, from 25 October 2013.

On the Italy route, Qantas is seeking to renew its allocation of 600 third-country codeshare seats per week to be used with Cathay Pacific on services to Rome via Hong Kong, from 8 August 2013.