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Aviation: Fees and Charges

Volume 497: debated on Wednesday 14 October 2009

To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport what discussions he has had with (a) BAA plc and (b) the Manchester Airport Group on the change to its methodology for aeronautical charges levied on airlines; and if he will make a statement. (292407)

Oversight of the level of airport charges at price-controlled airports (currently Heathrow, Gatwick and Stansted) is normally a matter for the Civil Aviation Authority. However, as part of the Department’s review of the economic regulation of airports officials have taken evidence from BAA, MAG and a number of other stakeholders (including other airports, airlines, and consumer representation bodies). We expect to announce the findings of the review later this year.