28 October 2010
Airlines could be forced to display ‘development charges’ imposed by airports on their websites when detailing air fares under plans being considered by the CAA (Civil Aviation Authority). CAA Chief Executive, Andrew Haines, said he is taking legal advice about what the CAA could do to force airlines to display the charge under European laws on transparent pricing.

The charges have been introduced by regional airports including Norwich, Blackpool and Newquay, and will be launched by Durham Tees Valley next month, as a way of making up for a decline in revenues. Haines said the CAA supported the airports’ right to impose the charges, but it was important the consumer was told about the fee before they arrived at the airport.


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