IATA's Walsh calls on regulators to stop monopolistic behaviour by airports

LONDON, April 7 (Reuters) - IATA’s new director general Willie Walsh called on regulators to step in to counter monopolistic pricing behaviour by airports and other suppliers to the aviation industry, giving his first media briefing in his new role.

He said some groups, such as airports like Britain’s Heathrow, were acting as monopolies towards airlines.

“We will be very strong and aggressive in opposing this,” Walsh told an online press conference on Wednesday.

“We will expect economic regulators and governments to recognise the need to step in and ensure that this sort of behaviour, which is clearly not acceptable, but is not tolerated.” (Reporting by Laurence Frost and Sarah Young; Editing by Kate Holton)