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Virgin Atlantic withholds fees from BAA over snow

Sir Richard Branson's Virgin Atlantic has said it is withholding the fees it pays airport operator BAA because of its "slow reaction" to last month's heavy snow.

The airline says it will not pay any airport fees before the end of BAA's full inquiry, which is expected at the end of March.

Hundreds of thousands of air passengers were disrupted in December as Heathrow and other airports temporarily closed.

John Moylan reports.

  • 10 Jan 2011
  • From the section UK
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