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Strategic to launch Pilbara-Bali services

written by australianaviation.com.au | June 25, 2010
photo - Brenden Scott

Strategic Airlines has lodged an application with the International Air Services Commission (IASC) seeking an allocation of unlimited capacity on the Indonesia route to allow it to launch flights from Karratha and Port Hedland to Denpasar (Bali).

In its application to the IASC, Strategic says that it intends to operate the services from August 2010 utilising a 156-seat Airbus A320. Strategic already operates a three times weekly service between Perth and Denpasar with an A320 utilising rights it acquired from the administrators of OzJet Airlines last year.

Currently, the IASC’s register of available capacity shows that there are no additional seats available under the Indonesia-Australia bilateral air services agreement, but the agreement does allow for unlimited capacity to and from cities other than Perth, Brisbane, Sydney and Melbourne. As such, it appears that the IASC will grant the allocation unless it can be shown that it is not in the public interest.

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If Strategic is granted the capacity, it will be the first Australian airline to operate a scheduled service to Denpasar from Karratha and Port Hedland. Skywest currently operates a weekend service from Broome to Denpasar via Port Hedland as a charter service with a 100-seat Fokker 100.

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Strategic to launch Pilbara-Bali services

written by australianaviation.com.au | June 25, 2010
photo - Brenden Scott

Strategic Airlines has lodged an application with the International Air Services Commission (IASC) seeking an allocation of unlimited capacity on the Indonesia route to allow it to launch flights from Karratha and Port Hedland to Denpasar (Bali).

In its application to the IASC, Strategic says that it intends to operate the services from August 2010 utilising a 156-seat Airbus A320. Strategic already operates a three times weekly service between Perth and Denpasar with an A320 utilising rights it acquired from the administrators of OzJet Airlines last year.

Currently, the IASC’s register of available capacity shows that there are no additional seats available under the Indonesia-Australia bilateral air services agreement, but the agreement does allow for unlimited capacity to and from cities other than Perth, Brisbane, Sydney and Melbourne. As such, it appears that the IASC will grant the allocation unless it can be shown that it is not in the public interest.

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If Strategic is granted the capacity, it will be the first Australian airline to operate a scheduled service to Denpasar from Karratha and Port Hedland. Skywest currently operates a weekend service from Broome to Denpasar via Port Hedland as a charter service with a 100-seat Fokker 100.

Steer your own in-flight experience – available on print and digital Whether our classic glossy magazine in your letterbox, daily news updates in your inbox, peeling back a few layers in the podcast or our monthly current affair reports, you can count on us to keep you up to date. Sign up today for just $99.95 for more exclusive offers here. Subscribe now at australianaviation.com.au.

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