18 JUNE 2018


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Article from BTNews 18 JUNE 2018

British-Irish EXPO and easyJet

Opening the British-Irish Airports EXPO at London’s Olympia Aviation Minister Baroness Sugg, suggested up to 15% of the expanded Heathrow slots should be ring-fenced for domestic services.

On the same platform the airport’s CEO John Holland-Kaye emphasised how important the regions were for the hub, in particular with respect of the supply chain.

Speaking later at the highly successful two-day event easyJet chief commercial and strategy officer, Robert Carey, said the Luton-based airline was looking at 79 potential routes of which 12 are currently unserved UK airports.  Eight British airports are at this time connected to Heathrow and easyJet has its eyes on six of them.

Already established at the airport Flybe revealed that it is considering increasing its rotations to Aberdeen and Edinburgh next year.  Communications director Simon McNamara stood in for CCO Roy Kinnear busy with next week’s results.  Regarding the Northolt project it is taking a back seat whilst the airline continues to review its strategy and reduces its fleet.  

In another session Peter Adams, chief development officer London City Airport, said that the expansion is pushing ahead, would now cost £480m and be completed by 2022.  When he joined six months ago he found the lack of a Silvertown for London City Airport station on the Elizabeth Line “mind boggling!”



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