Airports

Airport monitoring report 2016-17

Results of the ACCC's price, financial reporting and quality of service monitoring for aeronautical services and car parking for monitored airports for the 2016–17 financial year.

Airport profits continue to grow

Brisbane, Melbourne, Perth and Sydney airports all significantly increased their profits from aeronautical activities in 2016-17, with profits per passenger also rising, according to the ACCC’s annual Airport Monitoring Report.

The four airports earned a combined $757.6 million in operating profits (EBITA) from aeronautical activities in 2016-17, up 9.9 per cent in real terms from the previous year. Sydney Airport alone earned $360.8 million.

Airport monitoring report 2015-16

Results of the ACCC's price, financial reporting and quality of service monitoring for aeronautical services and car parking for monitored airports for the 2015–16 financial year.

Guideline for quality of service monitoring at airports

The guideline sets out the ACCC’s approach to its quality of service monitoring role and intends to assist monitored airport operators in understanding their obligations under the Airports Act 1996 (Airports Act) and the Airports Regulations 1997 (Airports Regulations), in respect to quality of service monitoring.

Airport monitoring report 2014-15

Results of the ACCC's price, financial reporting and quality of service monitoring for aeronautical services and car parking for monitored airports for the 2014–15 financial year.

ACCC does not object to price increases by Airservices Australia

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission has decided to not object to a proposal by Airservices Australia to increase prices for some of its monopoly services, from 1 July 2015. Airservices Australia provides air traffic control and aviation fire-fighting and rescue services to airports and airlines.

The ACCC assesses notifications of proposed price increases by Airservices Australia. The proposal will put into effect pricing for the final year of Airservices Australia’s long-term pricing plan, which was approved by the ACCC in 2011.

In summary:

Formal notification

On 4 June 2015, Airservices submitted a formal price notification to the ACCC proposing new charges for en route, terminal navigation and aviation rescue and fire-fighting services, effective from 1 July 2015. The notification is consistent with the draft price notification submitted to the ACCC on 1 May 2015.

The proposed prices are consistent with the price path outlined in Airservices’ long-term pricing agreement, which was assessed and accepted by the ACCC in 2011.