9-Aug-2013 1:24 PM

Regional Express faces issue of regional airports being operated as sources of revenue

Regional Express COO Garry Filmer, speaking at the CAPA Australia Pacific Aviation Summit, stated (09-Aug-2013) the airline faces issues with regional governments that treat airports as sources of revenue rather than essential infrastructure. Mr Filmer said in some cases ticket prices are "way higher than they should be" due to airport infrastructure costs and efforts to generate airport revenues. [more - original PR]