Airports hit back a competition watchdog’s flawed views

The Australian Airports Association has hit back at the competition regulator’s report on giving airlines more bargaining power, claiming the ACCC has taken an unbalanced view.

AAA chief executive James Goodwin said that the ACCC report acknowledged airport passenger volumes and operating revenues were decimated during COVID, but failed to recognise that airports bear the risk of demand shocks like the pandemic.

“The selective use of airport financial data to claim airports continued to make significant profits during the pandemic is concerning,” Mr Goodwin said.

Mr Goodwin said airports provided significant money and in-kind support to airlines, including millions of dollars in rent read more ⇒

Source:: AirlineRatings.Com

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