ACCC does not object to Sydney Airport’s proposed charges for regional airlines

15 August 2013

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission has issued its decision not to object to Sydney Airport Corporation Limited’s proposed charges for regional airlines that serve passengers travelling within New South Wales.

The proposal resulted from the decision by Qantas to move its QantasLink operations from Terminal 2 to Terminal 3. The proposed charges are the same as those previously notified or currently applying to regional airlines at Terminal 2.

“The ACCC considers other regional airlines will continue to pay the same charges and will not be affected by the proposal,” ACCC Commissioner Joe Dimasi said.

Under the prices surveillance provisions of the Competition and Consumer Act 2010, the ACCC has a role in assessing new or increased prices for services that Sydney Airport provides to regional airlines operating regular passenger flights wholly within NSW. The ACCC can decide to object or not object to the proposed price increases.

The ACCC’s decision on Sydney Airport’s proposal is available at Sydney Airport regional aviation 2013 - Decision

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