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

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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Efficient infrastructure services will create a commercially viable Western Sydney Airport

9 September 2016

BARA has released a major Position Statement describing the requirements for infrastructure services necessary to support commercially viable international air services at the new Western Sydney Airport.

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Safe and efficient air navigation services

20 May 2016

The Board of Airline Representatives of Australia (BARA) today released a new policy paper, Safe and efficient air navigation services, outlining a path to increased efficiency and predictability in safe aircraft operations.

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Airlines concerned over further Melbourne jet fuel rationing

22 October 2015

The Board of Airline Representatives of Australia (BARA) today expressed concerns at the potential rationing of jet fuel at Melbourne Airport, for the second time this year

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Airlines concerned over Melbourne jet fuel rationing

22 January 2015

The Board of Airline Representatives of Australia (BARA) today expressed concerns on behalf of its members at the potential rationing of jet fuel at Melbourne Airport.

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BARA’s collective negotiations delivering public benefits

12 February 2015

The Board of Airline Representatives of Australia (BARA) today welcomed the draft determination by the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC), proposing to allow BARA to continue to collectively negotiate on behalf of its member airlines for the next 10 years.

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BARA calls for reform to jet fuel competition

5 December 2014

The Board of Airline Representatives of Australia (BARA) today released a major policy paper proposing a way to reform and open up competition in jet fuel supply to international airlines in Australia.

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AIRLINE VIEWS

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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June 2016

  1. Managing peak time performance
  2. New generation aircraft
  3. Airport collaborative decision making
  4. Safe and efficient air navigation services

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March 2016

  1. The opportunity to compete and bring innovation and efficiencies
  2. Continued strong growth
  3. The importance of improved airline operating efficiencies
  4. Aviation rescue and firefighting services at regional airports

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December 2015

  1. A service quality culture
  2. BARA welcomes All Nippon Airways (ANA)
  3. Mitigating the effects of jet fuel supply disruptions
  4. A safe and merry Christmas

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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

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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10 years of Australia’s international aviation to 30 June 2015

Over the last decade Australia’s international aviation has increased on average by 5.3% per year to over 16 million passenger trips in 2014-15. Sustained reductions in real airfares, now totalling some 30%, continues to drive passenger growth.

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A service quality culture

BARA’s policy document Timely and reasonably priced airport infrastructure calls for a service quality culture to deliver valued outcomes to passengers and international airlines. To support these outcomes, BARA wants to apply the service level framework recently agreed with Sydney Airport to the other major international airports.

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Airservices’ 2016 Pricing Proposal

Unfortunately Airservices Australia’s 2016 Pricing Proposal does not address the underlying need for it to assume more accountability over the services it delivers to airlines or adequately justify the proposed level of costs. BARA’s submission instead encourages more accountability and ongoing improvements in service delivery.

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Sound and effective security arrangements

The safety and security of Australia’s international aviation remains the industry’s highest priority and it continues to invest considerable resources in aviation security at Australia’s major international airports. But we need to remember no security system is infallible. Which is why BARA promotes rigorous, risk-based and intelligence driven approaches to security that can adapt to changing circumstances.

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The ACCC’s report card on Australia’s major airports

The ACCC’s Airport Monitoring Report 2013–14 showed that since 2003–04 more passengers and higher prices had increased revenues and margins for the airport operators but service quality had deteriorated. BARA has identified ways the industry can expand capacity, improve service quality and cope with a predicted doubling of international passengers over the next 20 years.

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Jet fuel infrastructure reform: Melbourne’s EOI is a good start

Australia has some of the highest prices for jet fuel globally, which often account for more than 40% of the operating costs for BARA’s members. At Sydney, Melbourne and Perth international airports fuel prices are higher than necessary due to a lack of effective competition between jet fuel suppliers.

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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.