29-Nov-2010 10:47 AM

bmi raises Heathrow concerns with CAA

bmi announced (26-Nov-2010) it has complained to the UK Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) about BAA's plans to introduce higher charges for domestic passengers at London Heathrow. BAA has stated charges will be raised by more than 50% (from GBP13.42 to GBP20.25) per passenger from Apr-2011. bmi has labelled the decision "unacceptable", as domestic travellers do not use BAA's international facilities, such as customs and immigration channels. [more]

bmi: "It is clear that BAA is unfairly penalising domestic passengers at Heathrow and discriminating against airlines flying between Heathrow and Scotland and Northern Ireland ... BAA is favouring long-haul airlines and neglecting the needs of local UK airlines serving the domestic and Northern Ireland markets." Wolfgang Prock Schauer, CEO. Source: bmi, 26-Nov-2010.