Aviation body tells delayed government how to fly

17 Aug 2019 admin

first_imgThe International Air Transport Association (IATA) boss has provided the next Australian government with plans to strengthen Australian aviation.“Whichever party forms the next government, key aviation elements need to be faced: infrastructure, training, environment and liberalisation,” IATA Director General Giovanni Bisignani said in an address to the National Aviation Press Club.“No country knows better the importance of global linkages than Australia.“This agenda…will build a more competitive platform for aviation to deliver even greater benefits to the Australian economy and secure an even more important regional and global leadership role in driving the industry forward,” said Bisignani.According to Mr Bisignani, aviation contributes 500,000 jobs and AUD6.3 billion to the Australian economy and it is therefore “critical” that the next Australian government has a solid and coordinated aviation policy to position Australia to “reap the benefits” aviation brings to the country. Source = e-Travel Blackboard: G.A As part of Mr Bisignani’s plan to grow Australia’s aviation, the next government would need to regulate Sydney Airport costs, make a “critical” decision on a second airport for Sydney, and take a leading role in aviation training and environmental issues.Mr Bisignani congratulated Australia on its liberal aviation policy that sees Australia’s and New Zealand’s open aviation area an achievement the US and Europe has not been able to meet.However, the IATA boss did question Australia’s “outdated” 49 per cent foreign ownership cap, saying the industry needed to run like a “normal business” to be sustainable.Directly following the presentation of his recommendations, Mr Bisignani met with Minister for Transport Anthony Albanese, a spokesperson from Mr Albanese’s office telling e-Travel Blackboard the two discussed the issue of Sydney’s second airport and the upcoming International Civil Aviation Organisation agenda.last_img

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