Published today the long awaited and very comprehensive 342 page Airport Commission’s final report recommends the provision of a new third, Northwest Runway at Heathrow. The introduction and executive summary are well worth reading if only to understand what is and what is not being recommended and why, rather than relying on the wave of press and PR hype already being generate around the report and its recommendations. Helpfully the importance of tourism within the UK economy and the aviation requirements of tourism and the visitor economy are referenced throughout the report.
After two and a half years work and at a reported cost of £20m (?), it is now up to Government to make a final decision, we are told, before the end of this year.
A copy of the full report can be accessed from within the Britishdestinations.net research and statistics library at: https://britishdestinations.net/research-and-statistics/