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    Court blocks airline's 'public interest' bid to reveal planned airport fees
    Saturday September 23, 2006
    By Martha McKenzie-Minifie

    Air New Zealand's bid to disclose Auckland International Airport's proposed landing and passenger charges has been stopped by the High Court.An injunction granted yesterday blocked the airline's move.

    The proposed charges "stunned and shocked" the airline, and it said it was in the public interest to discuss them publicly.But airport chief executive Don Huse said Air New Zealand voluntarily entered into a confidential agreement, and its "legal posturing" was to promote its commercial interests.

    "We were somewhat surprised by Air New Zealand's threat," said Huse."By having commercial-in-confidence negotiations, we and the airlines are then able to supply a lot more detailed information to each other with the intention of allowing a far more robust exchange of views and discussion on the pricing options."



    Fees charged to airlines for use of the Mangere airport were last set in 2001 and are to be reset by September next year.

    The airline industry says it has no power to negotiate with the airport, and must accept the fees charged.
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    Airport fees may hit travellers
    5:00AM Tuesday July 03, 2007
    By Jarrod Booker

    Travellers using Auckland International Airport are likely to pick up the cost of at least one of twin price rises hitting airlines using the facility.

    But the airport company says fee changes being introduced will also make the transport hub much more user-friendly to passengers.

    The airport announced yesterday it was increasing its landing charges for airlines by 2.5 per cent per annum for the next five years.

    The company is also doing away with the $25 departure tax on international passengers in favour of a new charge for airlines.

    The carriers will be charged a passenger service charge per traveller. The charge will be split between departing and arriving passengers and it will effectively increase to $28 per person by 2010.

    While passengers will no longer have to queue to pay departure tax, the new service charge is expected to be passed on in airfares.

    Any overall cost increase to travellers from this is expected to be small.
    But airlines must also decide whether to absorb the increased landing charges or pass them on to passengers.

    Most airlines were yesterday unwilling to comment on their plans or were still taking in the news.

    Air Vanuatu New Zealand manager Richard Elliot said the airline would examine raising airfares. "We're certainly looking to recover as much of the costs as we can, so yes we would be [raising airfares] within the bounds of what competition allows.

    "On the New Zealand - Vanuatu route, Air New Zealand fly once a week so we must be mindful of their prices. Certainly if we can put our prices up, we will."

    Singapore Airlines general manager Alan Lim was taking a wait and see stance.
    "We will have to see what goes and then decide what we'll do."

    An Emirates spokesman said the airline had no plans to raise airfares.

    Stewart Milne, of the Board of Airline Representatives of New Zealand, said the market was very competitive and any airline that went ahead and raised fares risked losing customers.

    "It is fair to say that the margins and profits are pretty skimpy in the aviation business because airlines are trying to attract more people by reducing fares."

    Auckland airport chief executive Don Huse said the airport was one of the last in the world where passengers had to pay a departure tax and removing this was a "giant step" forward.

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