4 Nov 2009

Airline safety levy anomaly removed

11:38 am on 4 November 2009

The government has moved to correct an anomaly in civil aviation law which means Australian-licensed airlines operating in the New Zealand domestic market are not required to pay a passenger safety levy.

The levy is currently paid by all New Zealand-based airlines to the Civil Aviation Authority, which provides regulatory and safety oversight.

From December this year, Australian safety-certified airlines operating within New Zealand will pay an additional $1.66 per passenger for each leg flown.

In practice, the change will only affect JetStar.