IATA Outlines Agenda to Strengthen Australian Aviation

30 August 2010 (Last Updated August 30th, 2010 18:30)

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has recommended that the Australian Government focus on infrastructure, training, environment and liberalisation to boost the country's aviation sector. IATA director general and CEO Giovanni Bisignani said the next Australian Governmen

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has recommended that the Australian Government focus on infrastructure, training, environment and liberalisation to boost the country's aviation sector.

IATA director general and CEO Giovanni Bisignani said the next Australian Government should have a solid aviation policy to reap the broad economic benefits that aviation can generate.

Bisignani said the government needs to immediately start building a new Sydney Airport, and to maximise the capabilities of the current airport.

Australia should have a pricing agreement that focuses on cost reductions to airlines, an agreed capital expenditure programme and an approach to regional operations, according to the IATA.

Bisignani also emphasised aviation training, reducing aviation emissions and removing outdated ownership restrictions for international aviation.