NZ Airports responds to criticism from airlines and a 'bunch of Australian lobbyists'

31 May, 2018

New Zealand Airports Association (NZ Airports) CEO Kevin Ward responded (31-May-2018) to criticism of charges and the quality of service at Auckland Airport, stating: "We should let them [Auckland Airport] get on with it and avoid the distraction of a bunch of Australian lobbyists who clearly don't understand the Commerce Act". Mr Ward added: "It's a bit rich being criticised by airlines who are making record profits, facing limited domestic competition, cutting regional services, and who are charging domestic prices that have risen well above inflation for the last decade". New Zealand's Commerce Commission is currently reviewing Auckland Airport's charges for the next five years, with other major airports to follow. [more - original PR]