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Venezuela Airport charges a ‘breathing tax’

A purified air tax at a South American airport! Calling Sydney Airport, All is forgiven.

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Tigerair attacks Sydney Airport’s T2 terminal condition

What happens when a monopoly service provider marginalises a new competitor’s access to an airport? Sydney Airport and Tigerair are about to find out

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Sydney’s 2nd airport ownership raises competition concerns

The damage that could be done to the NSW economy by allowing the new 2nd airport to be built at Badgerys Creek to be owned by the interests that own the existing Sydney Airport have been emphasised by the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission chairman Rod Sims at a conference today Monday.

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Qantas quits Gove, Jetstar flags quitting Avalon

The airlines are playing the role of being the canary in the mineshaft again when it comes to warnings that the Australian economy is losing momentum.

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Uber all good apart from ‘bad’ bits

After another taxi ride fiasco going to Sydney Airport from the inner west this morning, UberX, the app based unter priced taxi alternative looks real good.

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Sydney Airport signals U-turn in favour of monopoly rights

One of the least business friendly policy settings of the Howard Government when it sold off Sydney Airport to a private consortium in 2002 with future monopoly rights over any competing future airport is lurching toward realisation.

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Big trouble looms in Little airport town?

There should be no end of fun in Melbourne as the aviation ambitions of Paul Little for a corporate jet centre at its main airport at Tullamarine fly across the interests of fellow logistics tycoon Lindsay Fox and his interests in nearby Essendon Airport and the remote but strategically well positioned Avalon Airport.

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Badgerys Creek: How it can make huge sums for airlines

The Coalition government’s description of Badgerys Creek beginning as a modest western Sydney airport may be rapidly overtaken by the much more lucrative ambitions of the airlines that want to use it.

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Badgerys Creek roads to cost more than stage 1 of 2nd Sydney Airport

Somewhat overshadowed by the resignation of NSW Premier Barry O’Farrell this morning Prime Minister Tony Abbott announced $2.9 billion in new road works over eight years to improve access to the $2.5 billion estimated cost of the first stage of a second Sydney Airport at the Commonwealth owned Badgerys Creek site.

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Badgerys Creek: A modest start and no forced flight transfers

Sydney’s second airport at Badgerys Creek will start out as a single runway facility with a modest terminal, but no curfew, and no forced tranfers of flights there from existing services to the main Kingsford Smith airport.

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Badgerys Creek to be named 2nd Sydney Airport today (again)

In a universal exclusive the papers are announcing that Cabinet will today agree that Badgerys Creek will be the site of a 2nd Sydney Airport. This time they may be right.

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Melbourne Airport railroaded in Victorian election spiel

The electorally timely announcement by the Premier of Victoria, Dr Denis Napthine, that a Melbourne Airport-City rail link will be built is taking a hammering in the media as a vote grabbing stunt. But does it have merit?

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Avalon’s Hainan Airlines deal could pull in more carriers

Melbourne’s second airport Avalon, could realise its long held international services ambitions if the Hainan Airlines  海南航空公司 deal signed in Shanghai today works as intended.

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Budget to announce $50 domestic boarding gate opener

Exclusive Australian domestic flyers and their airlines will cough up an extra $14 billion in fare levies and an auction for sole use taxiways and dedicated air corridors in the four year forward estimates period to be revealed in the May federal budget according to sources.

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UK develops solution to high wind delays at … Sydney

While it’s commonplace to urge an increase of the 80 movements an hour cap at Sydney Airport, an air traffic strategy devised in the UK could tackle its congestion problems from a different direction, and prevent it failing to reach its combined arrival and departure limit during high winds.

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British Airways A380s close in on Qantas to London flights

BA now has the Qantas A380 services to London in a pincer movement of sorts with the announcement that from late October it will put its big Airbuses on the Heathrow to Singapore route.

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Sydney Airport master plan fails to deflect 2nd airport push

The federal government’s approval of Sydney Airport’s 20 year master plan today to 2033 has not altered its determination to go ahead with a 2nd metropolitan basin airport in Sydney’s West,  and without doubt at the Commonwealth owned Badgerys Creek site.

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Labor makes curfew a condition for 2nd Sydney Airport

A report that the Labor leader Bill Shorten has backed Badgerys Creek for a second Sydney Airport but made that conditional on a jet curfew is reason to urge that he change aviation advisors, if he has one.

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