Legal dispute: Qantas vs Perth Airport

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GregXL

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

Member since 26 May 2014

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Yesterday's Australian provided an update on the dispute between Perth Airport and Qantas. There often comments in this forum to the effect of being to the customers' benefit for them to sort it out and get on with providing more international services. Well that isn't going to happen soon, unless (my view) Qantas decide they want to settle and move on.

The court has instructed Qantas to hand over massive numbers of documents which will allow the profitability of Perth services to evaluated. The full hearing for the case is not scheduled and not expected this year.

It will be interesting to see a monopoly airport argue it should get more of the revenue based on profitability of each party.

patrickk

Qantas

Member since 19 Apr 2012

Total posts 470

It may suit qantas to wait a year or more and wind the clock down. Their 789s are all committed; Perth airport will need to start building the new Qantas extension soon so it's ready for the rail connection, and needs to ask what Qantas wants and depending on the fees whether qantas will expand further in Asia and Europe with more swing gates. The pressure may be on the airport for an earlier deal. It may realise it needs its biggest customer more than they need it.

GregXL

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

Member since 26 May 2014

Total posts 294

Originally Posted by patrickk

It may suit qantas to wait a year or more and wind the clock down. Their 789s are all committed; Perth airport will need to start building the new Qantas extension soon so it's ready for the rail connection, and needs to ask what Qantas wants and depending on the fees whether qantas will expand further in Asia and Europe with more swing gates. The pressure may be on the airport for an earlier deal. It may realise it needs its biggest customer more than they need it.

The rail link is to be running mid ‘21, while the T1 expansion and Qantas move is not until ‘25. When the railway opens T3&4 passengers will use a shuttle bus from the train station north of the airport. All the same, I agree, planning a new terminal for Qantas would require better cooperation than is occurring now. Maybe Qantas is not in a rush to move.

patrickk

Qantas

Member since 19 Apr 2012

Total posts 470

Also Perth airport took back terminals 3 & 4 last year. They will need to offer qantas an alternative at some point if they wish to centralise at terminal 1 and close 3&4.

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