Major new aviation report argues “claims about the economic benefits of connectivity are not founded on solid evidence”

A major new report, launched today in the House of Commons, challenges the view that improved international air connectivity will necessarily bring significant benefits to the UK economy (1). Continue reading “Major new aviation report argues “claims about the economic benefits of connectivity are not founded on solid evidence””

‘Operational Freedoms’ trials to be extended by six months. Surprise change to night flights.

Aviation Minister Theresa Villiers has agreed to significant changes to the second phase of operational trials at Heathrow (1). The trials, due to begin on 1st July, will be extended by six months. Continue reading “‘Operational Freedoms’ trials to be extended by six months. Surprise change to night flights.”

BAA “fighting yesterday’s battles with the day before’s arguments” in an attempt to revive Heathrow Third Runway

Tomorrow (March 6th) BAA is expected to release a report it commissioned from Oxford Economics which will argue that the UK risks losing trade and inward investment if Heathrow does not expand. Continue reading “BAA “fighting yesterday’s battles with the day before’s arguments” in an attempt to revive Heathrow Third Runway”