1. On 10 June 2014, the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) received a price notification (‘locality notice’) from Airservices Australia (Airservices) under subsection 95Z(5) of the Competition and Consumer Act 2010 (Cth) (CCA).

 

2.       Airservices’ price notification proposed price increases for the provision of terminal navigation (TN) and aviation rescue and fire-fighting (ARFF) services, including prices for the provision of the TN and ARFF services out of ordinary hours. The new prices were proposed to take effect on 1 July 2014.

 

3.      Under the CCA, the ACCC has 21 days from when it receives a price notification to make its decision, unless the ACCC specifies a longer period with the consent of the person who gave the locality notice. The ACCC can decide to object or not object to the proposed price increases.

 

4.       On 25 June 2013, the ACCC decided to not object to the price increases set out in that price notification, and advised Airservices of its decision by notice issued pursuant to subsection 95Z(6)(b) of the CCA.

 

5.       For the reasons set out in its decision paper, the ACCC considers that the prices proposed by Airservices reflect an efficient cost base and promote an efficient provision and use of services.

 

6.       A summary of Airservices’ proposed prices and the reasons for the ACCC’s decision have been published on the ACCC’s website at http://accc.gov.au/regulated-infrastructure/airports-aviation/airservices-australia-2014/formal-notification and are included in the public register kept under section 95ZC of the CCA.