Heathrow to CAA: Fliers want higher fees, so let us raise them

07/24/2013 | Airport-World.com

Officials at Heathrow are hoping a new poll showing fliers support extra fees can garner approval from the civil aviation authority not to cap fees. The CAA originally proposed a 1.3% below inflation rate hike; the airport has lowered its proposed fee increases from 5.9% over inflation to 4.6%. "The CAA has a duty to act in passengers’ interests -- today we’re making clear that passengers want these improvements and are prepared to pay for them," said Colin Matthews, chief executive at Heathrow.

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