Iata’s new chief urges governments to end ‘monopolistic’ behaviour by suppliers

The International Air Transport Association (Iata)’s new chief urged governments to put an end to monopolistic pricing behaviour by some airports and others in the aviation supply chain.

Some airports, such as London’s Heathrow, and air traffic control companies are exploiting a weakened airline industry by raising their prices in a bid to recoup some of the losses they suffered in 2020, Willie Walsh, Iata’s newly-appointed director general, said on Wednesday in his first press briefing in the role.

“We cannot accept and we will not accept monopolistic-type behaviours from key elements of the value chain who may seek to recover their…

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