At the moment the United Kingdom is going through a long cold spell brought on by easterly winds blowing in the the northeast.
At Manchester Airport where I work aircraft have been de-iced every morning before their first flight now for approx 3 weeks.
My question is how much on average does de-icing fluid cost per litre? Plus, this surely must be a large cost burden on the airlines especially the lost cost carriers where the profit margins are less, or the small regional prop carriers. Would the cost of de-icing wipe out the profit made on a LCC flight?