A war of words erupted between Air New Zealand and Auckland International Airport Ltd. over the airport's new pricing policy announced yesterday. AIAL said it will increase landing charges for airlines by 2.5% per year for the next five years from Sept. 1. At issue is the airport's decision to change the valuation methodology. According to CFO Robert Sinclair, AIAL used an "opportunity cost approach to airfield land valuation based on Market Value Alternative Use rather than the previously ...

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