12 December 2019
The Australian Government has clearly defined the objectives that Australia’s aviation industry should achieve, namely efficient, responsive and high quality air transport services. To support these objectives, however, international airlines are left with an economic regulatory regime for airports that in practice deems systematic failures in basic airport services as acceptable, along with airports services agreements that contain little practical commercial content as apparently no cause for concern. The Board of Airline Representatives of Australia (BARA) expects it will be difficult to stem a widening disconnect between worthy stated objectives and the actual outcomes for international passengers and airlines in the face of growing industry challenges.
BARA is a member driven industry body that delivers value through setting the expectations and outcomes for Australia’s aviation infrastructure services.