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Last Updated:  Friday, 7 March, 2003, 09:19 GMT
Airport charges to be frozen
Plane at Guernsey Airport
Airport fees will remain at 2002 levels for the next 12 months
Airport fees in Guernsey and Alderney are to remain unchanged for the next year because of continuing problems for the airline industry.

However, there will be increases in security charges at both airports.

The Board of Administration's plan for airport charges is laid out in the March Billet.

It would normally look to increase charges by the rate of the retail price index, but local operators say they face ongoing losses in passengers and revenue.

However, security charges will go up from 1.35 to 1.75 in Guernsey, and 2 to 2.75 in Alderney if the Board's proposals are approved by the States.

The Board says the above-inflation rises reflect the increased security in the wake of 11 September.

The length of time light aircraft can remain parked at both airports for free would be reduced from 72 to 24 hours.




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