International Airport Review

The UK Civil Aviation Authority has set out its Final Decision on new price control arrangements for NATS (En Route) plc (“NERL”), the economically regulated subsidiary of NATS Holdings.

The regulator’s Final Decision sets the price control for NERL’s en route services in line with the Provisional Decision published in July 2023

It is expected the Final Decision will increase the average cost of UK en route air traffic services by around £0.43 to around £2.08 per passenger per flight.  

In nominal terms, the average charge is forecast to increase from £47 in 2022 to £64 in 2023 to 2027 inclusive. 

NERL’s charges, in 2020 prices, are expected to stay below the average level experienced in the price control period from 2015 to 2019, prior to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, and should remain broadly in line with NERL’s European counterparts. 

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