11 July 2013
Auckland Airport welcomes the announcement from Wellington Airport that it will review its charges in consultation with its airline customers. Wellington Airport’s decision follows a report on its pricing from the New Zealand Commerce Commission that its charges were too high.
Adrian Littlewood, Auckland Airport’s Chief Executive says, “It’s great to see that Wellington Airport has responded to the feedback it received from the Commerce Commission earlier this year. This step by Wellington Airport really does show that the regulation which monitors airport pricing, established by Government in December 2010 is working in the interests of New Zealand consumers.”
The Commerce Act provides for detailed disclosure by airports of pricing and operational performance which enables interested parties, and particularly the Commerce Commission, to measure the performance of the airports against the Commission’s guidelines. The Commission has to date considered Wellington and Auckland Airport’s performance and is currently reviewing Christchurch Airport.
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