Airports roundup

The Independent Transport Commission (ITC) released its latest aviation report, Surface Connectivity: assessing the merits of the airports which calls  for a stronger focus on the surface transport implications of airport expansion, whether at Heathrow or Gatwick. “Expanding an airport without a clear plan for surface access will deliver only half the solution. No-one simply flies: all airline journeys start-and-end with surface journeys to their final destination.  But this issue has attracted far too little attention,” it said.

The Labour Party has published a strategy for boosting tourism which includes a commitment to make a swift decision in 2015 on the Davies Commission recommendations regarding a new runway.