ABTA welcomes call for London airports to be part of Government review

ABTA welcomes call for London airports to be part of Government review

ABTA has welcomed a new report from London Mayor Boris Johnson that highlights the need for further airport investment in London and the south east. However, ABTA believes that the existing airport infrastructure in the south east is where investment to improve capacity and efficiency should be focused. The Government will launch a scoping report in March in preparation for introducing a new aviation policy in 2013. In Heathrow and Gatwick, the UK already has two of the world’s busiest international airports and ABTA believes with further investment and expansion these airports have the potential to become among the world’s best. “Boris Johnson has timed his report to ensure that even before the Government starts its aviation policy review London’s airports are on the agenda,” said Luke Pollard, ABTA’s head of public affairs. “ABTA believes that the south-east needs additional airport capacity and that the government needs to consider this in its aviation policy framework review that will start in March.”

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