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Heathrow users face fare hike as airport given green light to increase passenger charge

Holidaymakers and frequent flyers are facing yet more travel misery, with Heathrow now set to hike the price it charges airlines by £7 per person.

The London airport has been given the green light to raise the prices it charges airlines to £30 per passenger next year.

At present, the airport can charge up to £23 per passenger for the cost of operating terminals, runways, baggage systems and security.

Airport bosses had wanted to charge as much as £43 in January.

But the Civil Aviation Authority stepped in and ordered the cost to be capped at £25 to £35 for the next five years.

Holidaymakers and frequent flyers are facing yet more travel misery, with Heathrow now set to hike the price it charges airlines by £8 per person

The rising cost is likely to be passed on to airline passengers, who have already endured months of travel disruption and confusing travel restrictions.

But it will also help Heathrow to recover from its losses suffered due to Covid.

The airport, the UK's largest, reported a £2billion annual loss due to a huge drop in customer numbers last year.