The benefits of aviation are overstated. Big claims are made about the economic benefits of aviation. The benefits do not take account of all the subsidies the aviation industry receives. Very often the aviation industry’s subsidy comes at the expense of other industries. The UK tourist industry, for example, is badly losing out because of the tax breaks aviation receives. This means that from being essential to the health of
the economy, the expansion of Heathrow may well harm the wider UK economy
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