I don’t agree with the fact that the landing fees …

Comment on Hot and dry? Stand by for more, tourism. by Surprised!.

I don’t agree with the fact that the landing fees or airport fees (Other) have any significant effect on tourism.
The same however could not be said for the fuel prices in The Centre.
But, it was the Government who sold off the airports and allowed them to be purchased by publicly listed companies. So, as with any business, they are there to make a profit.
Who is really blame here, the private company or the government for selling off the infrastructure?
It was sold off because the governments could not run it well. Poor maintenance, lack of improvements etc, lead to huge deficits and failing provision of essential services, which we as tax payers had to continue footing the bill.
In my opinion essential infrastructure should never have been sold off. Doing so has hurt many less fortunate people than I, with high electricity bills for starters.

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