BARA
  • Industry size
  • 38 million
  • total international passenger numbers for 2016 - 17
  • Investment
  • $1.0B
  • annually in airport and air navigation infrastructure
  • Jet Fuel
  • 5.0B litres
  • annual jet fuel purchased by international airlines

MEDIA RELEASES

BARA submission to the Productivity Commission’s Draft Report

13 March 2019

The Board of Airline Representatives of Australia (BARA) has responded to the Productivity Commission’s Draft Report on the economic regulation of airports.

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Productivity Commission Draft Report: Jet Fuel

6 February 2019

The Board of Airline Representatives of Australia (BARA) acknowledges that the Commission in its Draft Report ‘is concerned about the supply of jet fuel at airports, which is shrouded in secrecy and is dominated by four major oil companies. This has likely led to higher prices for jet fuel.’ If they do not provide it voluntarily, the Commission should use its information gathering powers to obtain the evidence it needs from the jet fuel infrastructure providers and fuel suppliers.

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Productivity Commission Draft Report: Airports

6 February 2019

The Board of Airline Representatives of Australia (BARA) is disappointed and surprised the Commission’s Draft Report has downplayed the problems international airlines have with the provision, management and pricing of airport services.

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BARA seeks value for money in Airport Services

12 September 2018

The Board of Airline Representatives of Australia (BARA) welcomes the opportunity to provide its submission to the Productivity Commission’s Inquiry into the economic regulation of Australian airports.

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Securing more competition and reliability for jet fuel

11 September 2018

The Board of Airline Representatives of Australia (BARA) welcomes the opportunity to provide its submission to the Productivity Commission’s Inquiry into the economic regulation of Australian airports, including competition in the supply of jet fuel.

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Airport economic regulation and industry outcomes

29 May 2018

The Board of Airline Representatives of Australia (BARA) notes the recent publicly stated positions of airline and airport industry bodies over the apparent outcomes from the Australian Government’s current ‘light handed’ economic regulation of Australia’s airports. [1] Assertions are also being put forward on the drivers of the sustained growth in, and improved affordability of, international travel.

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Improved environmental performance in Australia

The Board of Airline Representatives of Australia (BARA) today released a new policy paper, Environmentally sustainable growth, which focuses on how to improve the environmental performance of Australia’s international aviation and minimise its environmental impacts. READ MORE

Jet fuel rationing at Auckland Airport

17 September 2017

The Board of Airline Representatives of Australia (BARA) today expressed concerns on behalf of its members at the deep jet fuel rationing currently in place for all airlines operating to Auckland Airport. This rationing will affect flights and airline costs between Australia and Auckland. READ MORE

Melbourne Airport Jet Fuel Supply Stalls, Inevitably

25 November 2016

The Board of Airline Representatives of Australia’s (BARA) member airlines today expressed their strong concerns at the latest – and now widespread – jet fuel shortages at Melbourne Airport.

 

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Taxes on international aviation increase while aviation infrastructure reforms continue to stall

27 September 2016

BARA is concerned over the Australian Government’s decision to increase the Passenger Movement Charge (PMC) from $55 to $60 per departing international passenger.

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AIRLINE VIEWS

Airline Views March 2019

  1. Productivity Commission Draft Report: Airport regulation
  2. International on time departures performance
  3. Sydney Airport’s FOD problem
  4. Sydney Airport’s fuel throughput levy

 

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Airline Views November 2018

  1. Airport operator service delivery accountabilities
  2. Accountability examples
  3. Future commercial airport agreements
  4. 2017-18 international baggage statistics

 

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Airline Views September 2018

  1. Airport services commercial benchmarks
  2. Value for money in airport services
  3. Unfavourable commercial terms
  4. Reforming the supply of jet fuel

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Airline Views May 2018

  1. Environmentally sustainable growth
  2. ICAO’s ‘balanced approach’
  3. Required navigation performance
  4. 2016-17 airport monitoring results

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Airline Views January 2018

  1. Improving baggage outcomes
  2. International jet fuel use
  3. 2016-17 international airfares
  4. Time based separation

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Airline Views September 2017

  1. 2016-17 outbound baggage outcomes
  2. Melbourne Airport jet fuel demand and supply study
  3. Increasing runway capacity
  4. Variable glide slope approaches

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Airline Views June 2017

  1. Efficient parallel runways
  2. BARA welcomes American Airlines
  3. Outgoing passenger card
  4. Airport KPI regimes

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Airline Views March 2017

  1. Airport infrastructure service outcomes
  2. 2015-16 passenger statistics
  3. 2015-16 real airfare reductions
  4. Melbourne Airport jet fuel demand and supply study

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December 2016

  1. Melbourne Airport jet fuel supply disruptions
  2. Taxing international aviation
  3. Reasonable commercial expectations
  4. A safe and merry Christmas

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September 2016

  1. Efficient flight operations
  2. 2015-16 international passenger statistics
  3. Jet fuel supply to Melbourne Airport
  4. Western Sydney Airport Position Statement

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POLICY PAPERS

Environmentally sustainable growth

This paper identifies initiatives for how airlines, air navigation service providers and governments can capitalise on emerging aircraft and air navigation technologies to improve operational performance of aircraft, benefitting the environment and the community.

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Supporting commercially viable international air services at Western Sydney Airport

BARA’s member airlines have identified the infrastructure service outcomes necessary to enable commercially viable international air services at the proposed Western Sydney Airport.

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Safe and efficient air navigation services

This paper articulates a series of pathways which aim to promote the ongoing development of air navigation services to allow aircraft to operate more efficiently and predictably, while maintaining safety. Central to this is ensuring investments in air navigation technologies and procedures are customer-driven.

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A Competitive Supply of Jet Fuel

Jet fuel is international aviation’s largest cost item, often representing over 40 per cent of an airline’s operating costs in Australia. The current uncompetitive supply of jet fuel unnecessarily increases industry costs and constrains growth.

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Vision and Outcomes for International Aviation in Australia

BARA’s vision for aviation in Australia is ‘High quality, adaptive and efficient’.

BARA has identified four key outcomes to boost competitiveness, productivity and the financial performance of industry participants.

Outcome 1: Timely and reasonably priced airport infrastructure
Outcome 2: Competitive supply of jet fuel
Outcome 3: Safe and efficient air navigation
Outcome 4: Environmentally sustainable growth

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Timely and Reasonably Priced Airport Infrastructure

This policy paper describes the challenges faced by Australia’s international aviation industry in seizing the opportunity to double its size and contribution to the Australian economy over the next 20 years. The core challenge is to expand the capacity of airport infrastructure while improving the industry’s productivity and service quality outcomes.

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submissions and overviews

Submission to the Productivity Commission

BARA responds to Sydney Airport’s submission (dated 17 May 2019) in regard to commercial accountability and performance data and contract clauses to silence airline complaints.

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Supplementary submission to the Productivity Commission

BARA’s submission highlights how the airport operators’ claims and the Commission’s draft conclusions are not grounded in the practical commercial content of the airport services agreements. Baggage outcomes for 2018 are used to show the lack of airport operator accountability.

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PC public hearings: Opening remarks

BARA focussed on the need for the Productivity Commission to take the genuine and legitimate concerns of international airlines over problems in airport services seriously.

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Productivity Commission Draft Report

BARA’s response to the Draft Report on the economic regulation of airports dispels the misconception that international airlines are biased, regulatory gamers.

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BARA supplementary submission

BARA’s submission to the Productivity Commission’s inquiry into the economic regulation of airports addresses some highly inaccurate statements by Sydney Airport about BARA’s position on some commercial outcomes reached with them.

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BARA seeks value for money in Airport Services

BARA’s submission to the Productivity Commission calls for firmer economic regulation that would focus airport operators on improving core services and be reasonable in price setting to the benefit of passengers, airlines and Australia’s tourism industry.

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Securing more competition and reliability for jet fuel

BARA’s submission to the Productivity Commission calls for greater competition between jet fuel suppliers, which will bring innovation and greater efficiency in supply, delivering lower-priced and more reliable jet fuel.

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Light-handed economic regulation

The Board of Airline Representatives of Australia (BARA) has provided its view on the outcomes and issues with the light-handed economic regulation of Australia’s major international airports.

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Safe and efficient air navigation services

BARA’s latest policy paper articulates the ways in which the air navigation system can underpin improved industry performance through increased efficiency and predictability in safe aircraft operations.

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Supporting prosperous growth

The Board of Airline Representatives of Australia (BARA) has called for more collaboration between airports, government and airlines amid some “early warning signs” the nation’s aviation infrastructure is struggling to handle the growing number of travellers into and out of the country.

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BARA is a member driven industry body that delivers value through setting the expectations and outcomes for Australia’s aviation infrastructure services.