Qantas has applied to share codes with China Airlines on the New Zealand route. The International Air Services Commission (IASC) confirmed it had received an application from Qantas seeking to permit the utilisation of capacity for that purpose.
In a letter to the IASC, Qantas asked that its application be considered against the reasonable capability criterion for assessing the benefit to the public in Paragraph 8 of the International Air Services Commission Policy Statement 2018.
These state that the use of entitlements by an Australian carrier under a bilateral arrangement is of benefit to the public, provided that it is reasonably capable of obtaining the necessary approvals and implementing the proposal.
In accordance with section 22 of the International Air Services Commission Act 1992, the Commission has invited submissions about the application.
A eGlobal release || May 08, 2018 |||