Curbing air fair hikes?

Air passengers will today be given the first indication of how fares will change over the next five years at the capital's three main airports.

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Easing the cost for airlines

Planes on the runway at Gatwick Airport Credit: PA

New proposals from the avation regulator mean airlines will be charged less for using Heathrow, Gatwick and Stansted - limiting potential fare hikes for travellers.

The three airports are the only ones regulated by the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA), which can cap the amount the airports can impose on airlines in take-off and landing fees.

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