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Can Birmingham Airport really be a better alternative than expansion of the London airports?

18-Jan-2012

For several years now Birmingham Airport, which has just been voted the best large gateway in the UK in a consumer survey, has been promoting the concept of becoming an alternative London airport. Such a notion has become a tad more realistic since it became evident that not only does the present UK Government not support any new airport infrastructure for the foreseeable future – in London and the southeast of England or anywhere else for that matter – but neither does the official opposition party. UK aviation has to make the best of what it’s already got. [3689 words]

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Subheadings:

  • HS2 be or not 2 be?
  • Overheated capital; one-hub nonsense
  • Re-balancing the economy
  • Seventh busiest airport
  • Sister city
  • China crisis
  • Limited competition
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