Air New Zealand urges cuts to landing fees

- Posted in New Zealand by Visa Bureauon 05 January 2009

The Deputy Chief Executive of Air New Zealand, Norm Thompson, called the current landing fees charged to airlines for landing in Auckland, Wellington or Christchurch "excessive already by international standards."  He called on New Zealand airports to follow a recent move by Singapore, in many ways a competitor for lucrative international tourism, which saw a 25% reduction of its landing fees.

Thompson sees a direct link between lowering landing fees, and keeping the flow of tourists to New Zealand strong, saying "Airports could assist in keeping fares lower by reducing landing fees during this economic downturn."

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Article by Editorial Staff, New Zealand Visa Bureau.