Passengers now face increased ticket prices as well as delays thanks to this Government's incompetence - Maria Eagle

1 May 2012

Maria EagleResponding to the reports that the airlines may have to step in to help cover the costs of security and immigration, Labour’s Shadow Transport Secretary Maria Eagle MP said:

"Instead of getting a grip on the shambles at Heathrow, we now discover that the Prime Minister is planning to shift responsibility to the aviation industry. The airlines have understandably offered to help fund the additional security staff that are clearly needed out of desperation about the impact that the delays facing passengers are having on their business and reputation. There is now a real fear that these additional costs end up on ticket prices, meaning passengers face higher ticket prices as well as lengthy delays. It is completely unacceptable for families to pay the price for the Government’s incompetence through more expensive holidays and delayed journeys."