Recent Submissions

Transport submissions

  • Government Policy Statement on Land Transport

    Submission to the Minister of Transport - 2 May 2018

    In previous consultation on the GPS, we expressed concern that the GPS did not adequately reflect the impact of the tourism industry on New Zealand’s land transport and the land transport requirements of the tourism industry. We are pleased to see that some of the previous provided feedback has been acknowledged in this draft GPS on Land Transport. However, we still have concerns that the Government does not fully understand the impact of the tourism industry on New Zealand’s land transport and its land transport requirements.

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  • Consultation on the proposed Joint Business Agreement between American Airlines and Qantas Airways

    Submission to the US Department of Transportation - 23 March 2018

    TIA supports approval for an expanded joint business agreement between American Airlines and Qantas to better serve customers flying between North America and Australia/New Zealand. The joint business would be beneficial to New Zealand as it could lead to lower fares, better connections and improved route offerings.

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  • Application for authorisation of the Air New Zealand and Singapore Airlines Strategic Alliance

    Feedback to the Ministry of Transport - 16 March 2018

    TIA supports approval of the Application for authorisation of the Air New Zealand and Singapore Airlines Strategic Alliance.Growing sustainable air connectivity is a key theme of the Tourism 2025 growth framework and is seen as a crucial enabler of New Zealand’s visitor industry.

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  • Auckland Transport Alignment Project

    Feedback to the Ministry of Transport - 15 Feb 2018

    As the most visited region and gateway to New Zealand, a significant gap in Auckland's road transport infrastructure from a tourism perspective can potentially affect a large number of visitors.

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  • Application for Re-authorisation – Qantas-Emirates Restated Master Coordination Agreement

    Letter of Support to Ministry of Transport

    TIA supports Qantas and Emirates applications for re-authorisation of their Master Coordination Agreement under which they will continue to coordinate their operations across their respective networks to better connect New Zealand and Australia to Asia, the UK, Europe, the Middle East and Northern Africa.

    This was a win for TIA - see our Recent Wins page - Air Connectivity.

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  • Government Policy Statement on Land Transport

    Feedback to the GPS Policy Team, Ministry of Transport - 5 April 2017

    While TIA is pleased with the recognition of the importance of tourism in the GPS, there is little detail that demonstrates whether the NZTA fully understands the impact of the tourism industry on New Zealand’s land transport and the land transport requirements of the tourism industry. One of our concerns is that the GPS does not map over into tourism–specific actions.

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  • Maritime Transport Amendment Bill

    Submission to Transport and Industrial Relations Committee - 1 February 2017

    TIA supports the requirement that maritime operators have a Drug and Alcohol
    Management Plan. However, we do not agree that all operators need to carry out
    mandatory random drug and alcohol testing of workers who do safety sensitive work.

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  • Air New Zealand-United Airlines Authorisation Application

    Letter of Support to the Ministry of Transport - 5 August 2016

    TIA supports approval of the Air New Zealand and United Airlines’ application for authorisation of a Side Agreement to the Alliance Expansion Agreement. It is important for us that there will be a level playing field for the airlines operating the market.

    This was a win for TIA - see our Recent Wins page - Air Connectivity.

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  • Qantas Airways and American Airlines Joint Business Agreement

    Submission to the Ministry of Transport – 7 August 2015

    We recommend the authorisation of the Qantas and American Airlines Joint Business Agreement be approved, subject to areas of concern outlined in this submission.

    This was a win for TIA – see our Recent Wins page – Air Connectivity.

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  • Air New Zealand & Air China Authorisation of Alliance

    Submission to the Ministry of Transport - 8 May 2015

    We support the Air New Zealand and Air China alliance.

    This was a win for TIA – see our Recent Wins page – Air Connectivity.

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