Outside of its main international hubs, Australia’s airports are inadequately equipped to take on a rising number of international visitors. Tourism growth, however, isn’t a bad problem to have.
Six of Australia’s 22 airports might be ranked in the world’s top 100, but according to the leading Australian consumer and competition watchdog, none can be rated as “good.”
The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) has delivered a damning report card that will either ring true or shock the tens of million of people who transit through the country’s airports every year.
Though aircraft congestion and the delays it causes is the biggest complaint of most flyers, it’s not the only one. The high cost of parking at Australia’s airports came in for special mention. The ACCC report also slammed the nation’s airports for poor service even as they continue to be profitable.
Photo credit: The arrivals concourse is crowded at Sydney Airport. Bentley Smith / Flickr