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International Air Services Commission Secretariat

The primary role of the International Air Services Commission (IASC) is to determine applications by existing and prospective Australian airlines for route capacity available under Australia's bilateral air services arrangements.

The objective of the Commission is to enhance international air services by fostering:

  • greater economic efficiency in the airline industry and increased competition between Australian carriers;
  • increased responsiveness by airlines to the needs of consumers, including an increased range of choices and benefits;
  • Australian tourism and trade; and
  • the maintenance of Australian carriers capable of competing effectively with airlines of foreign countries.

The IASC is an independent statutory authority funded by the Department of Transport and Regional Services, which also provides its administrative support. Information about the Commission is available on the IASC website.

The Commission provides a separate annual report to the Minister for Transport and Regional Services for tabling in Parliament on its operations. Air route capacity allocated during the year is shown in that report.

For a copy of the IASC Annual Report, contact the Executive Director on (02) 62671100 or email iasc@DOTARS.gov.au.