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Published on Thursday, April 8, 2021

IATA chief slams 'monopoly' airport fee hikes

New IATA boss Willie Walsh said he will oppose any hike in airport and aviation supplier fees to help airports like London Heathrow to recover their Covid-19 losses. He is vowing 'strong and aggressive' opposition against any airport fee increases.

"We can work on their behalf to resist the efforts of some suppliers to increase costs, which is total madness in this environment," said Walsh. "Some of these guys just act as monopoly suppliers."

"It's the likes of airports like Heathrow who have clearly demonstrated that they want to try to recover lost revenues," Walsh added.

Former IAG boss Walsh took over this month as Director General of the International Air Transport Association.


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