London Heathrow Airport Told To Cut Fees By Regulators
The Civil Aviation Authority in the United Kingdom has called on the nation’s busiest airport, Heathrow Airport to reduce passenger charges.
It should be recalled that the fees were raised at the end of last year to offset operating losses at the onset of the pandemic.
At the time, London’s Heathrow Airport was permitted at the end of last year to increase its average passenger cost from £19.60 to £30.19.
The move has, however, faced pushback from airlines, who are reluctant to pass the charges on to passengers, and regulators have proposed the charges be reduced by 6% over the next five years.
However, Heathrow, which wanted the charges raised, said the move would undermine the delivery of key improvements.
At the moment, the average charge per passenger at Heathrow is £30.19, and the CAA has said this will fall to £26.31 by 2026. However, Heathrow wanted to increase it to £41.95.