London Transport Committee reports on air capacity in LondonMay 1, 2013
This morning, the London Assembly Transport Committee published its report into air capacity in London and the South East.
Commenting on the report, Baroness Jo Valentine, Chief Executive of London First, said:
“The assembly is right that there is capacity for more flights at some of London’s airports – London is open for business, but it could be more so.
“The extra capacity will fill quickly and capacity constraints at Heathrow – which is full – in turn restrict choice for airlines and passengers now; as do the arcane constraints on Stansted and Gatwick which limit their flexibility to compete for growth.
“Ultimately, we need at least two further runways somewhere in the South East, but in the immediate future we need to free up Stansted and Gatwick to compete and to use Heathrow’s two runways more intensively so that we can create the best conditions for the London and the UK’s growth.”