755. General objectives.

It is the duty of the Civil Aviation Authority ('CAA')1 to perform its functions in the manner it considers best calculated:


    (1)     to secure that British airlines2 provide air transport services which satisfy all substantial categories of public demand (so far as British airlines may reasonably be expected to provide such services), at the lowest charges consistent with a high standard of safety in operating the services, with an economic return to efficient operators on the sums invested in providing those services, and with securing the sound development of the United Kingdom civil air transport industry3; and


    (2)     to further the reasonable interes