More people used London’s airports in 2000 than used all the Paris airports in 2007
Heathrow expands, business will go elsewhere in Europe (1). The publication of
the research coincides with a press conference which BAA is holding in association
with industry groups and some trade unions to argue that the expansion of Heathrow
is vital to the London economy (2).
other city on earth, giving it some of the best air connections in the world.
it doesn’t compare like with like. It compares Heathrow with Paris, Frankfurt
and Amsterdam. What it should do is compare the number people using all London’s
airports with the number using all the airports at these other so-called competitor
cities. When that is done as very different picture emerges."
Luton and City airports. That compares with 88 million who used all of the Paris
airports, London’s closest European rival.
than used all the Paris airports seven years later in 2007.
London remains the best connected city in Europe. It is a pity that, in their
desperation to see Heathrow expanded, the aviation industry chooses to play fast
and loose with the facts."
in the America Conference Centre, EC3N 2LB.