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Airport Operators Association calls on UK government to save regional airports


The UK’s Airport Operators Association (AOA) has warned that some of the country’s regional airports might not survive the global financial downturn due to falling passenger traffic and has requested UK Government assistance to these airports. But the story is not quite that straightforward. [1423 words]

Unlock the following content in this report:


  • 60 commercial airports, but only a 'big four' that matter
  • Fast track to disaster?
  • Blackpool rues its decision to introduce an airport development fee?
  • "The Burden of Security is not responsible"
  • Newport pushes for a new airport
  • Special administration regime planned for failing London BAA airports

Graphs and data:

  • Selected UK airports passenger traffic growth (% year-on-year): Feb-2009 and Mar-2009
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