Highway to Hell Yeah

ABTA issues warning over Government's aviation policy review




ABTA has warned that the Government’s new aviation policy will not stop the UK slipping down the international competitiveness chart for aviation.

It said the policy review, announced this week, does not address airport capacity at the UK’s busiest airports, which it belives is “one of the most important issues concerning the industry and the travelling public”.

ABTA head of public affairs Luke Pollard said: “I welcome the Government’s challenge to engage in a serious debate about the future of aviation, and the environmental impact of flying, but any serious debate can’t ignore the impacts of a shortage of capacity in the UK’s airports in the South East.

“The Government’s decision to remove airport capacity from discussion is like issuing a rail policy without considering train tracks.

“Overcrowding is immediate, real and pressing given that the UK is hoping to welcome tens of thousands of extra overseas visitors in 2012 and hopes to use the travel and tourism industry to grow the UK economy in the long term.”

By Bev Fearis

Friday, April 1, 2011



Your Comments

, be the first to post a comment.
Your email:






Email other comments made to this story
Code Request a new picture 5 characters



NOTE: Comments are subject to admin approval before being posted.
Mole Poll
Have you had any cancellations yet due to the Zika virus ?
NO 61.19 %
YES 38.81 %

Thank you for your vote



Get Adobe Flash player
LATEST MOLES' GALLERIES
UPCOMING EVENTS
Sponsored features

Discover the Eastern & Oriental (E&O) Hotel in Penang



Established by the famed Sarkies Brothers in 1885, the Eastern & Oriental (E&O) Hotel in Penang is the only hotel in the heart of the George Town UNESCO World Heritage Site that possesses prime sea frontage. Today, the luxurious 228 all-suite hotel stands as the grand dame of heritage hotels, its distinctive classic elegance and grace of service enhanced with time.

For more information, visit www.eohotels.com

\m