IATA Calls For Deliberate ATC Price Enhance To Be Revoked

The Worldwide Air Transport Affiliation (IATA) has known as on Denmark and Iceland to revoke the deliberate enhance in air site visitors fees (ATC), calling the transfer a “money seize.”

The charges charged by the Danish and Icelandic Air Navigation Service Suppliers (ANSP) are set to extend by as much as 30% on 1st January 2023.

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IATA has written to the Danish Transport, Development and Housing Authority, and Isavia ANS | © IATA

ATC Charges Elevated With out Session

The charges incurred by airways desirous to cross airspace managed by the 2 ANSPs will rise firstly of the 12 months, affecting many North Atlantic routes. The rise was introduced unilaterally with out consumer session, enter or justification.

In response to the announcement, IATA has written to the Danish Transport, Development and Housing Authority, and Isavia ANS, calling for the plans to be scrapped.

“It is a money seize by two monopoly suppliers with no justification. It should be stopped.” mentioned Peter Cerdá, IATA’s Regional Vice President within the Americas, “Why ought to airways pay the next worth for a service by a monopoly provider that has not modified and with nothing to justify the upper value?”

Peter Cerdá speaks at an IATA conference
“It is a money seize by two monopoly suppliers,” says Peter Cerdá, Regional VP, Americas | © IATA

ICAO Pointers Not Adopted

The Worldwide Civil Aviation Group (ICAO) offers pointers to ANSPs to make sure a clear session course of. Following these pointers is a well-established worldwide observe which appears to have been ignored by the Nordic ANSPs.

As a part of this train, detailed info on the proposed will increase, together with variations in value construction, site visitors knowledge of the previous 5 years and the 2023 site visitors forecast, must be made accessible to airways.

With IATA representing some 290 airways, comprising 83% of worldwide air site visitors, they’ve some pull inside the business.

Mr Cerdá went on to supply a substitute for the air site visitors cost fee enhance, saying,

“Somewhat than ramping up fees, the suppliers needs to be trying to attaining efficiencies that can hold prices beneath management. And if efficiencies can’t be discovered, then it’s time for these suppliers to take a seat in session with their prospects to assessment proposals.”

Journey Radar has reached out to Naviair and Isavia for remark.


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