London mayor Boris Johnson backs call for hub airport
jobs lost to European competitors without a hub airport.
aviation links that will allow us to compete with our rivals”.
was released on Tuesday.
Heathrow had fallen from second in 1990 to seventh in 2010.
at 157 compared to 224 from Charles de Gaulle airport in Paris and 235 from Frankfurt,
airports which, if sustained, could have long-term damaging effects on both the
London and UK economies.
we risk losing jobs to Frankfurt, Amsterdam, Madrid or other European cities should
we fail to act.
but we need to start planning for a brand new airport that can help meet the ever-increasing
demand for aviation and act as a hub, particularly to the rest of the UK.”
when the coalition government took office and Mr Johnson has been accused of being
at odds with the government’s aviation strategy.
with regard to its aviation strategy.
runways at Heathrow, Gatwick or Stansted.
for aviation which is more sustainable but still supports economic growth.”
attended by business leaders.
director of Cathay Pacific and ex-head of failed airline Dan-Air) is urging the
government to look again at proposals for a £14bn three-runway, 24-hour-a-day
hub airport on the Hoo peninsula. They believe an airport at Hoo would be more
practical and chepaer than Boris Johnson’s idea of an island airport in the Thames
estuary. They dismiss the bird arguments against.
Boris Johnson to press for Thames Estuary airport
to Transport Secretary Philip Hammond. His deputy at Transport for London, Daniel
Moylan, said he would argue for the option to be included in the Government’s
first aviation review. Business groups believe airport expansion is essential for the growth of London’s
economy. Ministers have repeatedly poured cold water on the proposal on cost grounds.
Estuary or Kent to increase flight capacity for London. The Prime Minister told
the House of Commons the government had no plans to construct a new airport in
the area. Mayor of London Boris Johnson has been considering plans for a new airport
in Kent and the Thames Estuary, and wants to increase flight capacity around London
without expanding Heathrow.
winning a fight against the plan it is now being reconsidered. A review by Boris
Johnson is to look at the option of developing the proposed site at Cliffe. Back
in December 2003, the government decided to leave Cliffe out of its airport expansion
plans. In summer it is an important breeding ground for birds such as avocets,
marsh harriers, Mediterranean gulls and little terns.