The Trouble with Canadian Airport Privatization

In our view, airport privatization is likely to further drive up the already high usage costs of Canadian airports and, with it, ultimately airfares. Therefore, it’s not a good thing for airlines or our customers.

Read More

Calgary Herald: Don’t Privatize Calgary’s Airport

Perhaps you can’t blame the federal Liberal government for musing about selling off Canada’s airports, and getting its hands on the proceeds, but it’s an idea that should never take off. The fact is our airports are well managed and too important to place in the hands of private business.

Read More

Airport Sell-off: Bad for Passengers and Communities

Airports in Australia that were sold to private interests did not produce the promised returns to the government and did not deliver anticipated tax revenues. What did happen is that customer fees increased and service levels declined. We can expect the same thing in Canada if this sell-off goes forward.

Read More