Ryanair cuts Standstead flights
Tuesday, 21 July 2009 12:56

For once Listen to the People dot com agrees with Micheal O'Leary who said . . .

"Ryanair's 40% capacity cutback at London Stansted shows just how much Gordon Brown's £10 tourist tax and the BAA monopoly's high airport charges are damaging London and UK tourism and the British economy generally"

BAA would do well to recall that Ryanair deserted Blackpool airport because this small regional airport introduced a £10 per passenger 'airport development charge'. After intensive negotiations Blackpool Airport insisted on introducing the charge, so Ryanair stopped using the airport.

There are two major losers, Blackpool Airport - who will lose out because Ryanair is no longer using that airport, and every other passenger who flies through Blackpool because they are getting charged £10 and getting nothing in return.

Every time we take a short flight Gordon Brown's government rips up off to the tune of £10 in 'passenger tax' and that's going up to £11 in November.

In addition they rip us of with security charges and pile on the airport charges. As we have said on many occasions BAA should be broken up immediately and slots at airports should not be owned by airlines.

 



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