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Old 19th Feb 2011, 11:44
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Thunderbug
 
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It is precisely these charges that are making BMI look again at their domestic routes. GLA is going. BFS is being reduced. BAA Heathrow have just upped the domestic service charge to be the same as for European flights. Then add a bit of APD and suddenly the whole thing becomes financially unviable.

Also add the longhaul passengers who instead of routing via LHR decide to pay a lower APD and go via AMS, FRA, CDG etc.

It is good to see some of the regional MPs starting to whine about route closures. Maybe that will put some pressure on the government to review policy. It is after all a bit difficult to build a High speed railway to Ulster!

Check these comments from the boss of IATA with regard to UK aviation policy... Skyport Newspaper

T'Bug

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