Adelaide Airport Limited - Coming to an Airport near you.
I can just see them driving down the price of fuel, rental cars, landing fees, hangar leases, passenger charges etc, once they have a monopoly on SA regional airports.
SA Advertiser On-Line
ADELAIDE Airport wants to take control of the state's regional airports.
The consortium that manages and runs the Adelaide and Parafield airports is negotiating leasing arrangement with the State Government and the councils that own the eight regional facilities.
The airports it wants to control are Kingscote, Coober Pedy, Whyalla, Ceduna, Port Lincoln, Port Augusta, Mount Gambier and Broken Hill.
If the bid is successful it would approach airlines to fly passengers directly into the regional SA airports.
From the 1970s to the 1990s, the federal Government transferred ownership of regional airports to local councils.
Airports Association national chairman John McArdle, who is also Adelaide Airport's corporate affairs manager, said if the bid succeeded, there would be some sort of business arrangement or partnership with the councils.
creation of a total monopoly I'd say. Total control of the state's aviation infrastructure.
Councils will love it as they'll believe the BS and get a cheque every month and not be responsible for further investment. Communities will see higher taxes and charges that's all. GA, well bye bye...
ADELAIDE Airport....thats it...just Adelaide thanks....youve got your big car parks and excessive charges, your land and lease agreemnets with all those companies...leave the regionals alone ya greedy baskets... the councils I know of are doing a good job on their own!