Australia's International Air Services Commission (IASC) has approved Virgin Australia's request to renew capacity allocations on the Fiji and Solomon Islands routes.
The IASC has approved the carrier's request for allocation of 180 seats per week on the Solomon Islands route and has allocated it unrestricted passenger capacity between authorised points in Fiji and points in Australia other than Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane and Perth.
The allocation on both routes is valid for a period of five years starting 9 July 2014 and only Virgin Australia is permitted to utilise the capacity. The airline is not permitted to utilise the capacity to provide services jointly with another Australian carrier or any other person without the approval of the commission.
Innovata schedules show that Virgin operates twice weekly services from Brisbane to Honiara in the Solomon Islands. It also flies to Nadi in Fiji 22 times weekly from Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane.