Airports roundup

The Commons Transport Select Committee is seeking submissions for its inquiry into smaller airports. The aim of this inquiry is to examine policy and make recommendations to the Government on the role of smaller airports. The Committee’s objective is to ensure that the role of smaller airports in improving connectivity is recognised within Government. Deadline for submissions is 3 October.

Wilson James has been appointed as Heathrow Airports Logistics Integrator for the next five years. The firm has been construction logistics integrator at the airport since 2008. Former Morgan Sindall airports boss Peter Jacobs has also been appointed as non executive director to the business.

Plans to increase the number of passengers using Stansted airport could create up 10,000 new jobs over the next decade. The airport aims to double passenger numbers to 45M a year by introducing new routes and handling more flights from its single runway.

Dubai has announced plans to invest £19.8bn into its Al Maktoum International airport which will become the largest in the world, handling 240M passengers a year. That is 100,000 more than the number of travellers who used all of London’s airports put together last year.