Airlines react to the CAA’s approval of NATS price increase
Dec12

Airlines react to the CAA’s approval of NATS price increase

Already in the doghouse over its system failure back in August which caused over 2,000 flight cancellations, NATS is once again in the firing line following the CAA’s approval for the UK air traffic controller to increase its enroute charges. First proposed in August, the CAA has now approved new price controls that mean that NERL (NATS Enroute) will increase the average unit rate for its regulated activities over 2023 to 2027 by...

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The NATS blame game commences
Oct13

The NATS blame game commences

The UK CAA says that it is launching an investigation into the system failure at National Air Traffic Services (NATS) that resulted in more than 1,500 flight cancellations at the end of August. Meanwhile, airlines are calling for compensation from the UK air traffic service provider after having lost a combined £100m due to cancelled flights and extra costs borne from the outage. The system failure at NATS was apparently caused by the...

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UK CAA proposes 26% hike to ATC charges
Aug16

UK CAA proposes 26% hike to ATC charges

UK air traffic control charges are set to rise to £2.08 per passenger, an average increase of about 43p or 26%. The UK Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) has outlined its proposed new price controls for NATS (En-Route) plc (NERL), a subsidiary of NATS Holdings. NERL is the provider of most air traffic control services in the UK and the CAA regulates the prices it can charge airlines for the services it provides in UK airspace. The...

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