How Australia's airports are failing flyers

Discussion in 'SYD/MEL/BNE | Australia Regional Airports' started by sobore, May 6, 2013.  |  Print Topic

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    Six of Australia’s 22 airports might be ranked in the world’s top 100, but according to the leading Australian consumer and competition watchdog, none can be rated as “good."

    The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) has delivered a damning report card that will either ring true or shock the tens of million of people who transit through the country's airports every year.
    The report is based on assessments of airlines, passengers and border security agencies.
    According to the ACCC, Sydney Airport -- which is listed on the Australian stock exchange and valued at some A$6.4 billion (US$6.6 billion) -- struggles with getting aircraft to land on time. Increased passenger traffic is being blamed.

    "The main demand driver at Sydney Airport during 2011-12 were international passengers, which increased by 3.6 percent while domestic travelers fell 1.7 percent," said the report.
    Servicing Australia’s largest mining state, Perth Airport doesn’t rank any better than Sydney. There, the proportion of on-time flights is also trending down, no doubt frustrating the 13.3 million people who use the airport.

    There's been a 20% increase in the number of domestic travelers transiting through Perth's airport and a 7% increase in international travelers.

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