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IAG urges UK aviation regulator CAA to cut Heathrow passenger charges

February 25, 2019 / Airport Technology

International Airlines Group (IAG), the owner of British Airways, Iberia and Aer Lingus, has urged the UK Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) to negotiate a cut in passenger charges with London’s Heathrow Airport.The IAG request comes after Heathrow paid another £500m in dividends to the airport’s foreign investors. The amount is collected from passengers flying from the airport and makes Heathrow one of the costliest airports in the world, IAG said.If the UK’s aviation regulator can negotiate a cap on the fees with Heathrow, the airport will give airlines discount on passenger-related charges, which will be ultimately passed on to travellers, making their journeys cost-effective.In a statement, an IAG spokesman said: “Britain needs cost-effective airport infrastructure that boosts the UK’s competitiveness, not just the airport’s shareholders.Heathrow is already the most expensive hub airport worldwide and the government must protect consumers by pu...