Heathrow told to reduce passenger charges by CAA

The war of words between the UK’s air regulator and the operator of Heathrow has intensified today as it told the airport it would recommend a cut to its passenger charges.

The Civil Aviation Authority has published its final proposals for the maximum amount that Heathrow Airport Limited (HAL) can bill airlines for using the West London site over the next five years.

The headline figure sees the average maximum price per passenger that airlines will pay Heathrow fall from £30.19 today to £26.31 by the end of the ‘H7 price control period’ in December 2026. The CAA says that when the effects of inflation are removed, this is equivalent to a near six percent reduction each year compared to today’s level, however the devil is in the detail.


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