Passengers willing to pay for further improvements at Heathrow

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  1. sobore
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    http://www.breakingtravelnews.com/n...-to-pay-for-further-improvements-at-heathrow/

    A survey of Heathrow’s passengers shows they are willing to pay for investment to further improve the airport – and that they are prepared to pay more than Heathrow is proposing. Heathrow’s Alternative Business Plan, which it has submitted to the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA), makes efficiency savings totalling £427m, putting the increase in charges at less than a pound a year per ticket. At this level investors would invest £3bn to further improve the airport.

    The survey forms part of the airport’s work on its business plan for Q6 – the regulatory period which covers 2014-2019 – and asked airport passengers their willingness to pay extra charges in return for further improvements to the airport1. Heathrow is proposing an investment of £3bn during Q6, one of the largest private sector investments in UK infrastructure.

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    If ever there was a survey which proves the uselessness of "surveys" this has got to be it (although I suppose one could easily compare that sort of sheep-like response to any such performed in US regarding airport security)

    LHR has got to be by far the most expensive airport, to access and fly out of in the world. I suppose there must be some elsewhere but I haven't encountered any other where one is charged even to utilize the shuttle busses for the airport hotels.:rolleyes:
     
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    Rather than imposing a tax/fee, how about they designate part of the pricey APD to go towards upgrades!?:confused:
     
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    While the Hotel Hoppa does charge to/from airport hotels, local city buses operating in the "Heathrow Free Fare Zone" are a free option to many hotels around LHR.
     
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    LHR is a forcefield of high-cost low-quality service. The problem is, the survey respondents aren't given the option of an enforcement mechanism to tie additional tax collection to

    Agreed with robyn that APD needs to be steered this way...user taxes are fair enough but the hypocritical banditry of APD is insane. Even the intransigent Dutch government rapidly abandoned their Schiphol eco-tax after customers fled to DUS and the Blue Demons bolstered their feeder schedule to Schiphol East....
     

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