829. Considerations for decision.

It is the duty of the Civil Aviation Authority ('CAA')1 to perform its functions in the manner which it considers is best calculated to secure that the services provided by British airlines2 satisfy public demand at the lowest charges consistent with a high standard of safety, with an economic return to efficient operators and with securing the sound development of the civil air transport industry in the United Kingdom3. The CAA must likewise endeavour to further the reasonable interests of users of air transport services4.

While the CAA has a number of duties to fulfil in the performance of its