A4ANZ New Aviation Industry Group Formed by Australian & New Zealand Airlines

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Airlines for Australia and New Zealand or A4ANZ is the new industry group formed by major Australian and New Zealand airlines. It will pursue reform on public policy issues that impact the aviation sector and the broader economy in the region.

Member airlines include Air New Zealand, the Qantas Group, Regional Express Holdings and the Virgin Australia Group. These airlines will be able to contribute to the policy debate on issues that affect Australian and New Zealand travellers, including those relating to airports, taxation and fees, access to efficient infrastructure and broader regulatory reform.

A4NZ Members logo

A4NZ Members logo

A4ANZ will be governed by a Board made up of a representative from each member airline, in addition to the independent Chair to oversee the management of the industry group. The CEO will be appointed in the coming months.

Professor Graeme Samuel AC, the former Chairman of the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission whose professional career has spanned senior roles in law, investment banking and public service, will be appointed the independent chair of A4ANZ. He is currently a Vice Chancellor’s Professorial Fellow at Monash University’s Business School, co-director of the Monash Business Policy Forum and a Councillor of the Australian National University. He is also President of Alzheimer’s Australia and Chair of the Alzheimer’s Australia Dementia Research Foundation.

The group will be funded by its members: Air New Zealand, the Qantas Group, Regional Express Holdings and the Virgin Australia Group. Member airlines are Air New Zealand, Jetstar, Qantas, Regional Express (Rex), Tigerair Australia and Virgin Australia.

Passengers Per Year Employees
Air New Zealand 15 million 11,800
Qantas Group 50 million 30,000
Rex 1.2 million 1,100
Virgin Australia Group 24 million 9,500

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