The Civil Aviation Authority turned down airline requests to cut landing charges over the next five years at Gatwick and Heathrow airports. As a result, passenger fares will likely increase. "We want to continue to improve Heathrow for passengers. Instead, the CAA's proposals risk not only Heathrow's competitive position but the attractiveness of the U.K. as a center for international investment," said Colin Matthews, chief executive at Heathrow.
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