Thread: Heathrow-2
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Old 23rd Jan 2018, 19:08
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Originally Posted by Navpi View Post
Heathrow has to try to keep costs down, as its airlines are bitterly opposed to the cost of its proposals.
I'll bet they are, as a 50% increase in capacity would principally serve to draw in rivals - both EasyJet (especially) and Ryanair have said they would consider slots if newly available. This would be all well and good, provided that Heathrow, not the current airlines, had paid for it, but if the current operators are to be surcharged for years to benefit their rivals, that is unreasonable.

Given that Heathrow is regulated by the government, you can't be certain what they would cook up after plundering the current operators' pockets - some formula that says the current carriers only get 25% of the additional slots.
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