Be fair to freight, says BIFA

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BIFA has called for a fundamental change in the price capping structure applied at Heathrow, Gatwick, Stansted and Manchester airports.

In response to the Civil Aviation Authority consultation paper “The Regulatory Approach to Airports Price Reviews”, Roger Blacklock argued that the current price capping structure which is based on a maximum revenue per passenger formula, encourages airports to handle passenger aircraft at the expense of all cargo aircraft.

“The new generation of long haul passenger aircraft will produce a net reduction in capacity, which will have to be met by all cargo operations”, he said.

“If the current price capping policy continues the additional all cargo capacity required to meet the shortfall will not be able to secure slots at UK main hub airports.”

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