BBC News - Michael Race & Katy Austin

Airlines have reacted with fury and warned passengers will face higher fares after the UK's aviation regulator increased air traffic control charges.

The costs, paid by airlines, come after a UK air traffic control meltdown in August which led to long flight delays and left thousands stranded.

The fee will rise from £47 to £64 per flight until 2027, an increase of 43p per passenger to £2.08 on average.

Airlines said the increases "cannot be justified" given the recent disruption.

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