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Regionals face sting in Sydney Airport parking charges

written by australianaviation.com.au | March 26, 2010
photo - Seth Jaworski
photo - Seth Jaworski

The Regional Aviation Association of Australia (RAAA) has hit out at what it claims is a proposed 6000 per cent increase in parking charges for aircraft in the general aviation parking area at Sydney Airport, labelling it as “brutal, monopolistic behaviour”.

“Regional airline and general aviation operators rely on access to Sydney Airport to provide their vital passenger, freight and aero-medical services to regional Australia,” said RAAA CEO, Paul Tyrrell. “Operators are willing to enter into parking negotiations in good faith but the offer on the table is excessive and inflammatory. The increases are of such a magnitude they seem designed to exclude some operators from the airport.”

The organisation added that the proposed increase showed that the federal government is being light handed in its regulation of aircraft parking charges, and ultimately could see a number of regional airlines cut their services to the airport.

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Regionals face sting in Sydney Airport parking charges

written by australianaviation.com.au | March 26, 2010
photo - Seth Jaworski
photo - Seth Jaworski

The Regional Aviation Association of Australia (RAAA) has hit out at what it claims is a proposed 6000 per cent increase in parking charges for aircraft in the general aviation parking area at Sydney Airport, labelling it as “brutal, monopolistic behaviour”.

“Regional airline and general aviation operators rely on access to Sydney Airport to provide their vital passenger, freight and aero-medical services to regional Australia,” said RAAA CEO, Paul Tyrrell. “Operators are willing to enter into parking negotiations in good faith but the offer on the table is excessive and inflammatory. The increases are of such a magnitude they seem designed to exclude some operators from the airport.”

The organisation added that the proposed increase showed that the federal government is being light handed in its regulation of aircraft parking charges, and ultimately could see a number of regional airlines cut their services to the airport.

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Steer your own in-flight experience – available on print and digital Whether our classic glossy magazine in your letterbox, daily news updates in your inbox, peeling back a few layers in the podcast or our monthly current affair reports, you can count on us to keep you up to date. Sign up today for just $99.95 for more exclusive offers here. Subscribe now at australianaviation.com.au.

Regionals face sting in Sydney Airport parking charges

written by australianaviation.com.au | March 26, 2010
photo - Seth Jaworski
photo - Seth Jaworski

The Regional Aviation Association of Australia (RAAA) has hit out at what it claims is a proposed 6000 per cent increase in parking charges for aircraft in the general aviation parking area at Sydney Airport, labelling it as “brutal, monopolistic behaviour”.

“Regional airline and general aviation operators rely on access to Sydney Airport to provide their vital passenger, freight and aero-medical services to regional Australia,” said RAAA CEO, Paul Tyrrell. “Operators are willing to enter into parking negotiations in good faith but the offer on the table is excessive and inflammatory. The increases are of such a magnitude they seem designed to exclude some operators from the airport.”

The organisation added that the proposed increase showed that the federal government is being light handed in its regulation of aircraft parking charges, and ultimately could see a number of regional airlines cut their services to the airport.

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