New Clause 3 - Obligation to operate an air transport service serving a specified route

Part of Civil Aviation Bill – in a Public Bill Committee at 4:30 pm on 13th March 2012.

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Photo of Gavin Shuker Gavin Shuker Shadow Minister (Environment, Food and Rural Affairs) 4:30 pm, 13th March 2012

On the point made by the hon. Member for Daventry, an additional issue strikes me. Many low-cost airlines will move to wherever the landing fees are cheapest. They can move planes parked overnight at stands, which is different from the core business of flying around. Under the new clause, there would presumably be a compelling case for entering into new negotiations with an existing provider of airport services, instead of just upping and leaving overnight.