Commerce Commission investigating airport duty free concessions

27 March 2008

Auckland Airport has received notice from the Commerce Commission that it is investigating, under Part 2 of the Commerce Act, the action by Auckland and Wellington Airports to move from having two duty free concessions to one.

Auckland Airport considers that it has not breached the provisions of the Commerce Act. The move from two duty free operators to one operator will improve the delivery of duty free retail services to the public at Auckland Airport by enhancing the depth and breadth of goods offered and make it a more attractive and competitive shopping destination relative to other international airports.

Auckland Airport will work constructively with the Commerce Commission to assist it in its investigation.

For further information, please contact:

Lucy Powell
Head of communications
Tel +64 9 256 8866
Tel +64 0 21 995 710