Gatwick flyers will pay more

The amount passengers pay to pass through Heathrow is to fall in real terms the Civil Aviation Authority has just announced but at Gatwick it will rise.

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CAA hike in Gatwick costs criticised by BA boss

Mr Walsh went on: "The Gatwick proposals, which will result in a significant increase in charges, are completely unjustifiable, totally unacceptable and directly contravene the CAA's new remit to represent customers' interests.

"The CAA must not be allowed to fail again. In line with its new remit, (CAA chairman) Dame Deirdre Hutton and the CAA board should protect customers and ensure that they get a better deal.

"We will make strong representations to Dame Deirdre and the board to reconsider this proposal."

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