The Government has announced plans to allow more international airlines to use Gatwick, Luton and Stansted.
This proposal contained in the Government’s draft aviation strategy would make rival airports charge lower landing fees than Heathrow airport.
Heathrow’s privilege on routes to the US could be broken as other airports will be able to reduce the landing fees to attract more carriers.
A competitive price war is being predicted that could benefit airline passengers looking for lower transatlantic fares.
Four million Britons travel between the UK and the US every year, but with these plans, numbers are expected to rise.