The Board of Airline Representatives New Zealand Inc (“BARNZ”) is an incorporated society comprising 29 member airlines operating scheduled and code share international and domestic services and 2 organisations that provides support to airlines.
The objectives of BARNZ include:                                                                                              
  • the establishment of a recognised means of communication between member airlines, on the one hand, and other bodies whose interests or actions affect member airlines and the aviation industry, on the other hand;  
  • representation of members in matters affecting their common interests;     
  • determining the position of members on legislative, judicial and administrative actions affecting the provision of air services and the representation of member airlines before decision-making bodies;
BARNZ’s work falls into four broad areas:
Airport Pricing

BARNZ represents airlines over annual financial information disclosure by Auckland, Wellington, Christchurch and Queenstown Airports.  BARNZ also represents many of its airline members before the Commerce Commission under Part 4 of the Commerce Act in relation to airport information disclosure and pricing.  BARNZ also participates in airport pricing consultations carried out by these airports under the Airport Authorities Act.

Airport Capital Expenditure

Capital expenditure projects at the four international airports have major impacts on airlines’ ability to operate.  BARNZ participates in the consultation over the major projects to ensure their designs are operationally satisfactory and cost effective, because both costs and operational efficiency impacts will come back to airlines for many years after the capital expenditure is incurred.

Government Departments and Agencies
The work of government departments and agencies has a significant impact on the airlines and their passengers in terms of ease of movement through airports, aviation safety and costs.  BARNZ represents airlines in discussions with the Ministry of Transport, Treasury, Ministry of Economic Development, Customs, Ministry for Primary Industries, Immigration, Civil Aviation Authority, Aviation Security, Airways Corporation, Met Service and other departments and agencies.  This work involves policy changes, legislation and consultation over charges.
Noise Issues around Airports
Generally, airports are sited away from dense areas of population in order to avoid conflicts between aircraft operation and noise sensitive activities.  BARNZ represents the airlines, and works with the airports, to ensure noise sensitive activities are not located or developed within the air noise boundaries that surround the airports, but instead are situated in more appropriate locations where users will not be adversely affected by airport noise. This work involves interactions with the local and regional councils.

Tel: 09 358 0696

Level 12, BDO Tower, 120 Albert St,

PO Box 2779, Auckland 1140, NZ