To ask the Secretary of State for Transport if he has yet made his decision on whether to approve British Airways' recent application for fare increases on its European routes.
I understand that British Airways recently applied for increased fares to almost all of its European destinations. Applications are considered by the Civil Aviation Authority in relation to data about the airline's costs on the routes in question. The authority has disapproved the increased fares to Greece and Spain as being unjustified in relation to costs. It is still considering proposals affecting club and Eurobudget fares to Denmark, Finland. Italy, Norway and Sweden and to southern France, and economy fares to Nice. It has approved the increases proposed on the airline's other routes to Europe.