Canada's ATA Decries The Cost Of Flying | Aero-News Network
Aero-News Network
RSS icon RSS feed
podcast icon MP3 podcast
Subscribe Aero-News e-mail Newsletter Subscribe

Airborne Unlimited -- Recent Daily Episodes

Episode Date

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Airborne On ANN

Airborne 07.20.15

Airborne 07.21.15

Airborne 07.22.15

Airborne 07.23.15

Airborne 07.24.15

Airborne Hi-Def On YouTube

Airborne 07.20.15

Airborne 07.21.15

Airborne 07.22.15

Airborne 07.23.15

Airborne 07.24.15

EAA/ANN AirVenture Innovation Preview

AIP-#1 Vimeo

AIP-#2 Vimeo

AIP-Part 1 YouTube

AIP-Part 2 YouTube

Thu, Dec 23, 2004

Canada's ATA Decries The Cost Of Flying

Says Its Costs Are Going Up While Other Countries Get More Competitive

While Canada continues to force the cost of flying and landing aircraft ever higher, Germany will drive down those costs and make that country more competitive, the Air Transport Association said today. The German Transport Ministry announced yesterday that airport landing fees will drop 28% on January 1, 2005 and air navigation overflight fees will fall about 20%.

"Meanwhile in Canada the federal government continues to drive up airport fees by imposing ever-rising rental charges," says Cliff Mackay, the association's President. "Airport rent will rise another 30% in Montreal on January 1st. Landing fees at the key hub in Toronto will rise again next month by 17%. We've faced two substantial increases in air navigation charges since 9/11. The trend is clear across the country."

"Canada's future depends on increasing our economic competitiveness," Mackay commented. "Increased costs in air transportation multiply down through all the industries that buy our services, creating a substantial drag on the economy. This costs jobs and suppresses growth. But meanwhile other countries stimulate their economies by driving down these fixed costs."

The Air Transport Association has called on the government to freeze its rent demand at 2004 levels, pending a Cabinet debate on the future of the program. Without changes the annual rental rate is scheduled to rise to nearly one half-billion by the end of the decade.

"Airports are some of the most important generators in a city's economy,' Mackay said. "This federal government has made its cities agenda a center-piece of its policies, and yet it continues to target the airports as cash cows. It's completely illogical. Our government has to take note of moves such as the Germans are making and recognize that efficient transportation pays off across the economy."

FMI: www.atac.ca

Advertisement

More News

Airborne At OSH15 Day 5 Redux: Inhofe's Mission, NextGen GA Fund, New Kitfox

Also: Cicare 8, Switchblade Update, Beringer Alaskan Bush Gear, Jack Pelton Interview - Final E-I-C Note: Regularly Daily Airborne Unlimited Programming will resume this Monday now>[...]

Aero-News: Quote Of The Day (08.02.15)

"This is a prime example of where the synergies from the Orbital ATK merger are providing real benefits to our customers, by being able to deploy one launch team that possesses exp>[...]

Transaero Airlines Receives Its First A321

Airliner On Lease From ICBC Leasing Of China Transaero Airlines has taken delivery of its first Airbus A321 as a result of a long-term leasing agreement between the airline and ICB>[...]

October Conference Will Focus On Rotorcraft Certification Standards

Safety, ADS-B, HTAWS, Flight Data Monitoring All On The Agenda The first Rotorcraft Certification Summit is being planned for October 27th in Dallas, with organizers are expecting >[...]

Raytheon, Partners Develop Low-Cost, High-Tech Airframe For USAF Decoy

Airborne Deployed Decoys Can Drive The Bad Guys Crazy And Protect The Good Guys If you’re on the attack in any aircraft that is less than 100 percent stealth, avoiding being >[...]

blog comments powered by Disqus



Advertisement

Advertisement

Podcasts

Advertisement

© 2007 - 2015 Web Development & Design by Pauli Systems, LC