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The case for expanding UK airports is based on fallacy – George Monbiot

When politicians say that we need more runways and more airports, they invariably claim that “the economy” depends on them. They seldom specify what they mean by this, but in most cases they seem to have business flights in mind. Both Tim Yeo and … Continue reading

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Passenger numbers falling faster at UK airports, BAA admits

BAA faces increasing pressure over airport sales and expansion after the number of passengers flying from the UK’s major airports fell more than 11% last month The decline in UK air travel is accelerating as passenger numbers at Britain’s largest … Continue reading

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Downturn ‘hits [UK] regional airports’

Some regional airports could struggle to survive the recession because of falling passenger numbers, the Airport Operators Association (AOA) has warned. Its figures suggest overall traffic in March 2009 was down 15%, with passenger numbers reduced… Continue reading

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UK air passenger numbers crash in 2009

Provisional figures of passenger numbers for February 2009 show a huge collapse in air travel.Heathrow – 4,370,800 down 9.5%Gatwick – 1,989,400 down 14.4%Stansted – 1,296,300 down 16.2% Edinburgh – 562,500 down 11.8%Glasgow – 421,900 down 17.4%Abe… Continue reading

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