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Monday 12 March, 2012

Civil Aviation Auth.

CAA Announces Heathrow Charges Complaint Decision

RNS Number : 1033Z
Civil Aviation Authority
12 March 2012
 



News Release

 

12 March 2012

 

 

CAA ANNOUNCES HEATHROW CHARGES COMPLAINT DECISION

 

The UK Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) has today published its decision on a complaint by bmi about the structure of airport charges at Heathrow. bmi complained that Heathrow had unreasonably discriminated against it, other short haul airlines and passengers on domestic services following changes to the structure of charges introduced in April 2011. 

 

Following an investigation launched in July 2011 and a public hearing, the CAA has not found evidence that Heathrow's charges were unreasonably discriminatory. The decision adds though that Heathrow should be alert to harm arising in the future and ensure that, in reviewing its structure of charges, it ensures it continues to avoid abusing its position of significant market power.

 

The full decision document is available on the CAA website at www.caa.co.uk/docs/5/Section41HALCharges.pdf.

For further media information contact the CAA Press Office on: 0207 453 6030 [email protected]o.uk .

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Notes to Editors

 

1.   The CAA is the UK's specialist aviation regulator. Its regulatory activities range from making sure that the aviation industry meets the highest technical and operational safety standards to preventing holidaymakers from being stranded abroad or losing money because of tour operator insolvency.

 

 

 


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