Biggin Hill Airport withdraws plans for scheduled passenger services
service from the site. The managing director said the plans were abandoned because
airlines usually want to operate from where they already have a base. Biggin Hill
would continue to concentrate on the executive air travel business. They want
air taxi services which would be very small aircraft allowing passengers to pay
for their seats, rather than the whole aircraft.
scheduled passenger service from the site.
(25) after it made its submission to the Department for Transport consultation
on the future UK airport policy, on the same day (25).
abandoned because airlines usually want to operate from where they already have
they already have operational bases. There is still some space for them to grow
at London’s mainline airports, if capacity is used wisely.
and now well-established position as London’s Executive Airport, serving the business,
executive and general aviation needs of the capital and the local community.”
2012 Olympic Games were rejected by Bromley Council in August. The airport is
currently used by executive jets, regional airliners and helicopters.
leaders to reach us easily, equally for our business and industrial pathfinders
to efficiently interact with new and existing markets abroad. “Regardless of the
ultimate solution, there will be no significant increase in capacity in the London
area for 10 to 15 years at best. We must therefore be sure that wise use is made
of the runway and airspace capacity that we already have, in order to protect
London’s competitive position for as long as possible. Biggin Hill Airport’s role
within that is to continue in its proven and successful niche as the only specialist
Executive Airport in London, consistently offering flexibility, service, speed
and efficiency to our customers.”
Biggin Hill Airport withdraws flight plans
already had operational bases.
London’s mainline airports if capacity was used wisely.
air travel business.
taxi services which would, by definition, be very small aircraft which would allow
passengers to pay for their seats, rather than the whole aircraft.”
flights and was already available in the USA.
with what people locally are looking for from Biggin Hill.”
opening hours of Biggin Hill for the London Olympics.
increased operating hours.
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Biggin Hill airport’s 2012 Olympics expansion plans rejected
has been rejected. Airport owner Bromley Council said it had sufficient capacity
for the demand for flights (from 07.30 to 21.00 BST) during the 2012 Games. Biggin
Hill Airport Limited wanted to run a number of day-return services. A public consultation
on the request received 1,741 responses, of which 1,046 were against the increased
request to vary their lease during Olympic Games period. It ends on 29th July.
The earlier application was rejected by Bromley Council in March. The scope of
the request has been reduced somewhat. Bromley FoEsaid it was deeply disappointing
that the airport has resubmitted its application which will cause anxiety among
the thousands living under the flightpath.
hours for the Olympics. The airport had requested permission from its landlord
Bromley Council to change the lease so it could open from 6.30am to 11pm each
day from July 13 to Sept 23 in 2012. Its current opening hours are 6.30am and
10pm in the week and 9am to 8pm at weekends. The airport also wanted a relaxation
of the ban on fare-paying passengers.
its Lease, and has said so in his submission to the consultation. He feels running
scheduled services and carrying individual fare paying passengers requires the
explicit permission of Bromley Council, as landlord. If these restrictions are
lifted, even if temporarily for the Olympics, the Council risks undermining a
key point of principle and getting larger, noisier planes.
about new early-morning and late-night flights over the borough, the Bromley Times
reports. Biggin Hill Airport has applied to Bromley Council, which owns the airport
freehold, to allow aircraft activity as early as 06:30 and as late as 23:00, seven
days a week for a 10-week period during the Olympic and Paralympic games in summer
2012. Charter flight operators would also be able to charge per passenger during
period over the decision until February 18, action group Bromley Residents Against
Airport Development (BRAAD), which opposes the proposals, says that not enough
has been done to gauge public opinion. UK Airport News link