IATA calls for strengthened regulation of Australia’s airports

    IATA DG and CEO, speaking at the Australasian Aviation Press Club, called (31-May-2018) for economic regulation of airports in Australiato be strengthened. In his remarks, Mr de Juniac stated that “at a time when we have an infrastructure crisis globally, Australia has a good story to tell”, with encouraging plans for the new airport at Badgerys Creek and efforts for civil/military ATM cooperation. However, airport charges require a “serious look” and IATA agrees with the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission’s concerns about the effectiveness of Australia’s price monitoring regulatory regime for airport charges, said Mr de Juniac. He stated that is it cheaper to travel by air today than it was a decade ago, but airlines and travelers have not seen similar decreases in airport costs. [more – original PR]