Friday, January 28, 2011

Share Investor Q & A: Reader Questions to Auckland Airport CEO Simon Moutter

I have given up for the time being on getting Michael Hill for a Share Investor Q & A - its a long story - but have managed to jack up a good one today with Auckland International Airport Ltd [AIA.NZX] CEO Simon Moutter.

Auckland Airport is a company with an asset that is known by most New Zealanders who have traveled and we are all aware that it is an expensive place to shop, park and fly. It has also been a great investment for long term shareholders since it listed nearly 13 years ago.

Over the last few years though the company has stalled in profit growth due to a downturn in world travel and some high expense capital requirements to modernise and expand the business.

It looks set for some good gains over the next few years however.

AIA has been headed by Simon Moutter since 2008 but he is a relatively low profile individual.

What do we know of his plans for the Airport he heads, where does he intend to take the company into the future and what makes this CEO tick?

With that in mind I thought I would like my readers to put some questions to Simon for a Share Investor Q & A.

Please leave your questions here at the bottom of this post or email me here.

Disclosure: I own AIA shares in the Share Investor Portfolio

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  1. How much revenue will the new hotel being built onsite provide for AIA?

  2. Is there scope for a higher proportion of retail at AIA?

  3. Why does AIA give discounted landing fees and preferential treatment to every other airline that wants to start a new route (Continental, JetStar Internationa, China Southern etc) bar your biggest customer, Air NZ?

    Surely a strong and growing Air NZ is in the long term best interest of AIA?

  4. Simon, when will we see a second runway and how will that be funded when it does happen?


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