Industry responds to Airservices’ cut in charges

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Airservices’ recent decision to cut aviation charges by 2 per cent has been commended by Regional Express (Rex) Airlines and the Regional Aviation Association of Australia.

“In the 17 years that Rex has been in existence, I have never seen another case where a government body (indeed even any corporation) actually becomes more productive and returns savings to its stakeholders,” Rex Executive Chairman Lim Kim Hai said.

“The Airservices board and management should be highly commended for their enlightened and efficient management of assets that are contributing to the aviation community in Australia”.

RAAA CEO Mike Higgins also welcomed the move.

“We commend this fantastic initiative and outcome and recommend all government agencies follow this example,” he said.

Aviation charges will be cut by two per cent next month following a price freeze in 2015 and the consolidation of an efficiency program at Airservices for the non-operational divisions of the organisation.

The program, which quarantined air traffic control and aviation rescue and fire-fighting services, delivered savings of more than $170 million, creating the headroom to reduce charges for the first time. The price cut will result in multi-million dollar savings for Australia’s airlines and aviation industry.

Posted on: June 25, 2019

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