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Heathrow Airport cuts UK domestic aircraft landing fees again

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As of yesterday, Heathrow Airport has reduced the passenger service charge on UK domestic flights by a further £5.  This follows an initial £10 reduction last January.

This is part of a series of moves by the airport to shore up support for the 3rd runway.  By encouraging more domestic flights to the airport, the project can be seen as having UK-wide benefits.

The plan is to increase the number of UK destinations served from Heathrow to 14 from the current eight by 2025.  To encourage this, Heathrow will be providing £10m to subsidise five new domestic routes, although this pot will be of little use to anyone except British Airways if airlines cannot also get well-timed slots.

The passenger service charge for a domestic flight (shown as ‘UB’ on the breakdown of your ticket price) is now £14.30 from Heathrow.  This compares to £19.30 for a European flight and (according to ITA Matrix) a whopping £44.91 for an economy flight to New York.

Comments (147)

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  • Andrew says:

    Some Extra Flybe LHR-EDI flights would be handy.

    They are missing a weekday mid-afternoon flight Northbound and a lunchtime/early afternoon Southbound on a Sunday.

  • Radiata says:

    Soft landing to Accor Gold on my account..

  • Dan says:

    My LCAH account was still showing Platinum last night but is now Gold. I think they are just implementing the downgrades slowly

  • Nick says:

    I’ve stayed at the telegraff numerous times before it was Marriott when it was an independent. Superb hotel in a fantastic location in a great city and a nice little spa/pool area . It’s been under the Marriott autograph for some time though nothing new.

  • CC says:

    Like someone else mentioned, my platinum status is showing as end of 2018 but when I was trying to make a booking last night it was showing as my member number being invalid. I think this is just Accor being it’s usual useless self and it’s IT digesting the fact that it is a new year.

  • Tony says:

    Will BA be refunding passengers for domestic flights already booked from Heathrow (£5 per flight)??

    • the real harry1 says:

      I doubt it, it’s not a tax like APD (which WAS refunded though not by, the cheats

    • Rob says:

      No. And the cut was not a surprise.

  • Gavin says:

    o/t – looking to get approx. 500 IHG points. No stays planned, and I’ve got a terrible offer for Accelerate. I keep getting rejected from their erewards website as “I’m in the wrong country according to my profile”. Any ideas?

    • BigSi says:

      I was 514 points short for a redemption. I called the helpline this morning and asked if they could help and the very nice lady on the phone completed my rewards booking and added a Goodwill Adjustment of 514 points so I had enough. Was very impressed.

  • Mark Priest says:

    I booked the novotel in edinburgh for new years eve for £120.

    Two days before I was told they had overbooked by

    So they put me in an executive king at the hilton at no extra charge!

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