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Passengers could face extra charge to pay for airline failures | Business News

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Airlines should add a levy of “less than 50p” per ticket to pay for the repatriation of passengers when carriers go bust, according to a government-commissioned review.

The review was commissioned following the collapse of Monarch in 2017 which saw the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) rescue 85,000 passengers at a cost to taxpayers of £40.5m.

But airlines have rejected the proposal, with the owner of British Airways saying customers “should not be charged a levy to bail out other carriers”.

Peter Bucks, who chaired the…

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