22 OCTOBER 2012
BTN also goes out by email every Sunday night at midnight (UK time). To view this edition click here.
The Business Travel News
PO Box 758
Edgware HA8 4QF
+44 (0)20 8952 8383
© 2021 Business Travel News Ltd.
Bristol Airport has responded to the Government’s consultation on its Draft Aviation Policy Framework with five recommendations which, it says, would deliver real benefits for airports in the regions, the wider economy and passengers across the country. The airport chose today’s Airport Operators Association (AOA) Annual Conference for its publication.
In the foreword, entitled ‘Giving wings to airports across the UK’ Chief Executive Officer, Robert Sinclair, says: “As politicians, Government officials, aviation professionals and other stakeholders debate issues around capacity and new schemes costing billions of pounds, it is critical to remember that significant airport capacity already exists in the UK regions.
“Government policy should encourage the use of this capacity and should encourage private sector investment in long-term infrastructure. Not only will this relieve congestion at airports in the South East, but it will help rebalance the economy at the same time.
Bristol Airport’s five recommendations for a balanced aviation policy are:
1. Rebalancing the economy
2. Investing in surface access improvements
3. Supporting inbound tourism to the regions
4. Promoting travel policies which embrace airports in the regions
5. Maintaining ‘light touch’ regulation in the aviation sector
Details can be found in the paper www.bristolairport.co.uk
All comments are filtered to exclude any excesses but the Editor does not have to agree with what is being said. 100 words maximum
No one has commented yet, why don't you start the ball rolling?