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Old 23rd Jul 2017, 23:38
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Originally Posted by dijical View Post

Also, I'm skeptical that it would be so easy to circumvent the rules around capcity into Sydney. But as I have no knowledge of how the rules work I'd be curious to get an authoritative answer.
Nope, it is this easy. I believe Cathay must be using the same system with their BNE-CNS-HKG tags.

Keep in mind this is not about slots at the airport but simply meeting the regs in terms of bilateral air capacity. Qatar gets a certain number of flights a week to SYD/PER/MEL/BNE, it's up to the airline how many flights and cities it actually serves. And just because theoretically the government would permit 4-6 a day exclusively to Sydney, doesn't mean the airline would get slots from the airport operator. Two separate things.

But if you do want more flights to a big city like Sydney or Melbourne and can get the slots, all you have to do is tag on a flight to a smaller city like OOL/CBR/HBA etc. If you can still make the economics stack up, power to you
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