Japan Airlines and Qantas low cost subsidiary, Jetstar have received regulatory approval to code share on services between Australia and Japan.
The International Air Services Commission (IASC) approved Japan Airlines (JAL) to code share on Jetstar services until 31 December 2012 under the conditions that Jetstar must price and sell its services on the route independently of JAL.
Jetstar are also requested to submit a report on the number of code share seats sold by JAL on Jetstar-operated services.
According to the Register of Available Capacity, there is unlimited capacity for designated Australian carriers to operate scheduled passenger services between Australia and points in Japan except for Narita Airport and Haneda Airport.
The IASC also delivered determinations regarding capacity allocations for Virgin Australia.
The IASC issued a decision transferring capacity, previously allocated by prior determinations, from Virgin Australia to Virgin Australia International Holdings (VAIH).
A transfer of 8,560 seats of capacity per week and unlimited capacity overall was approved by the Commission.
Virgin Australias new business model, VAIH, was approved by the IASC in March.
Virgin Australia requested the International Air Services Commission approve an allocation for up to 1,000 seats per sector for a period of up to five years on the Sydney-Taipei route.
The determination was granted by the IASC for each direction on the Australia-Taiwan route for the full five year period.
Source = e-Travel Blackboard: P.T