Monopoly slugfest: Air NZ vs Auckland airport

Monopoly slugfest: Air NZ vs Auckland airport
Construction is well under way on the expanded international terminal (Image: BusinessDesk)
Pattrick Smellie
A pre-earnings attack on Auckland International Airport by Air New Zealand over the gateway’s landing charges has drawn an angry retort by the airport that the airline operates in “one of the least competitive domestic markets in the world”.Air NZ accused the airport of getting permission from the Commerce Commission to raise aeronautical charges per passenger fivefold over the next eight years, from around $9 per passenger today to a forecast of around $46 by 2032.The airline called on the commerce minister, Andrew Bayly, for...

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