Airlines comment on the announcement by the Civil Aviation Authority on Heathrow passenger charges
October 19th, 2021
Commenting on the announcement this morning by the Civil Aviation Authority on Heathrow passenger charges, Tim Alderslade, CEO of Airlines UK, the industry body representing UK-registered carriers, said:
“The CAA is our last line of defence against a monopoly-abusing hub airport. Monopolies will always try it on and that’s why we need a strong regulator to clamp down on what is blatant gouging. How on earth can it be in the interests of consumers to ramp up charges by as much as 50%?
“Passengers need to be front and centre here – it’s Heathrow’s shareholders and not our customers who should be asked to foot the bill. We will oppose this in the strongest terms.”