Simple Flying - Michael Doran

Melbourne Airport is closing in on full recovery but the CEO believes more access needs to be given to carriers who want to launch new services.

Melbourne Airport CEO Lorie Argus believes much more needs to be done to stimulate international competition and increase options for travelers and exporters.

Last week she called for changes in air service agreements to allow more airlines to service Melbourne and Australia, adding:

"We believe there is significant potential for improved access to Australia, and Melbourne in particular, through Asia-Pacific and the Middle East. Liberalising the Bilateral Air Service Agreements process through an open skies approach would provide airlines with certainty and help improve viability."

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