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Reduced Wellington Airport charges welcome

Media release

30 June 2014

Reduced Wellington Airport charges welcome

Air New Zealand welcomes Wellington International Airport’s decision to reduce landing fees following a Commerce Commission report concluding previously set charges were excessive.

Air New Zealand Group General Manager Airports John Whittaker says: “The airline is pleased that Wellington Airport has reduced its pricing but remains concerned that the current regulatory regime does not adequately and efficiently ensure that excessive charges like those originally planned for Wellington are avoided.”

The airline supports the call by the Board of Airline Representatives New Zealand (BARNZ) for a review by the Government of the current light-handed regulatory regime on major airport pricing.

“These changes follow a one-off review process by the Commerce Commission that will not occur again under the current legislation. It is also of great concern that this outcome has taken well over two years.

“Fair airport pricing is a key factor in ensuring the travelling public enjoys the lowest possible airfares,” Mr Whittaker says.


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