A4ANZ’s Fact Check it believes corrects a number of the claims made, citing evidence showing that:
- Airport charges represent the single largest cost (>30%) to Australian airlines on some domestic routes;
- Revenue per passenger has risen 25% in a decade, earning the airports “super profits”;
- Australian airports are in the top 10 most expensive in the world, charging rental car operators more than London Heathrow, LAX, and Paris-CDG;
- Despite the high charges, ACCC data show no increase in quality at any monitored airport since 2015.