Bri­tain ‘mulls law to fine air­ports af­ter Heathrow chaos’

The Pak Banker - - I Nternational -

LONDON: Bri­tain wants to in­tro­duce new laws which could see air­ports heav­ily fined for dis­rupt­ing pas­sen­gers' travel in the wake of the pre-Christ­mas snow chaos that hit London Heathrow, a news­pa­per re­ported Sun­day.

Reg­u­la­tors would be given new pow­ers to fine air­ports tens of mil­lions of pounds af­ter arc­tic weather all but shut down Heathrow for sev­eral days, re­ported Bri­tain's Sun­day Times, cit­ing Trans­port Min­is­ter Philip Ham­mond. Ham­mond said it was un­ac­cept­able that BAA, the Span­ish-owned op­er­a­tor of Heathrow which is the world's busiest air­port for in­ter­na­tional pas­sen­ger traf­fic, would face no pun­ish­ment from the reg­u­la­tor un­der the cur­rent sys­tem.

"There should be an eco­nomic penalty for ser­vice fail­ure," he said. "Greater weight needs to be given to per­for­mance and pas­sen­ger sat­is­fac­tion." Reg­u­la­tor the CAA has con­firmed that there will be no fines over the Heathrow chaos, said the re­port. -Ap

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