Heathrow ordered to cut airport fees

Tuesday, Jun 28, 2022 0

Heathrow must trim passenger charges for airlines until 2026

The Civil Aviation Authority said the average fee per passenger of £30.19 will fall to £26.31 by 2026.

The airport had hoped to raise it to £41.95.

The reduction is justified due to the resurgence in air travel, but still enables the airport to fund improvements, the CAA said.

It ‘reflects expected increases in passenger numbers as the recovery continues ‘.

“We have listened very carefully to both Heathrow and the airlines who have differing views to each other about the future level of charges,” CAA chief Richard Moriarty said.

“Our independent analysis balances affordable charges for consumers, while allowing Heathrow to make the investment needed.”

It would still allow for £3.6bn investment by Heathrow, Moriarty told the BBC

“When it comes to disruption, everyone in aviation wants to avoid the scenes that we’ve seen over the last couple of months,” he added.

Heathrow CEO John Holland-Kaye said the CAA ‘continues to underestimate what it takes to deliver a good passenger service’

“Uncorrected, these elements of the CAA’s proposal will only result in passengers getting a worse experience at Heathrow as investment in service dries up.”


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