Election 2011 - Party Policies - Transport - Air

Election 2011 - Party Policies - Transport - Air

Air Industry

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  • Retain a strategic public stake in Air New Zealand so that our country has a national carrier that will serve its best interests.
  • Oppose the sale of Air New Zealand shares to foreign airlines, especially where they are in competition with Air New Zealand.
  • Review air traffic control standards and practices in New Zealand to ensure that our air traffic control systems are operating to global best practice standards for our level of aviation activity.
  • Ensure all international airports comply with the International Civil Aviation Organisation's safety standards.
  • [In order to adjust to peak oil and oncoming climate change, the Greens will] Ensure planning and investment in aviation, and public sector tourism planning and marketing, takes account of climate change and the end of cheap oil, and work with the aviation industry to develop a long-term plan for its role in a low fossil-fuel future.
  • Encourage greater development of communications systems as a substitute for air travel, and ensure government takes a lead in this area.
  • Work actively for an international agreement to ensure international journeys face the full costs of their CO2 emissions, with any funds raised used to support CO2 reduction initiatives.
  • Assess the domestic environmental impacts of air travel and put in place measures to reduce significant adverse effects. (more here)

  • The use of biofuels in air transport is the sort of innovation that is vital to New Zealand‟s long-term tourism market, and New Zealand‟s clean, green image.
  • Labour will support Air New Zealand‟s initiative to develop and test biofuels for long-haul flights.The new information disclosure regime determined by the Commerce Commission is intended to strike a balance between a fair return to investors in airport infrastructure and lower prices to airlines, which are reflected in lower airfares to the travelling public.
  • Labour will monitor the progress of airport pricing consultations under the newregime. If a sensible balance is not struck, Labour will consider a negotiate/arbitrateregime.
  • Labour will also encourage an expansion of air services to other countries wherethere is likely to be an expansion of trade or where there may be potential forattracting significant new growth in tourism to New Zealand. (more here)

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