Heathrow Investment Plan – BATA Reaction

February 12th, 2013

BATA has reacted to the publication today by Heathrow Airport a £3bn investment plan.

BATA Comment on Heathrow Investment Plan

Responding to today’s publication of Heathrow’s £3 billion investment plan, Simon Buck, Chief Executive of the British Air Transport Association (BATA), said:

“BATA supports improving the passenger experience at Heathrow. However, we believe this can be done without a repeat of the incredibly steep price rises we have seen in airport charges in the last few years. Prices at Heathrow are triple the level they were ten years ago and Heathrow is already the most expensive hub airport in the world. Clearly this is a concern for all passengers travelling through Heathrow, and all airlines operating there.

In the current economic climate other businesses, in private and public sectors and especially airlines, are making savings and delivering on less money. Airports should not be exempt from that and we call upon the CAA to use its regulatory powers to ensure there is a real terms reduction in charges applied to each passenger.”