Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Thames Estuary Airport Under Consideration

Airport capacity is a serious concern in the United Kingdom, especially following the controversial cancellation of plans to expand Heathrow. See Aviation Law Prof Blog, March 5, 2012 (available here). UK Prime Minister David Cameron touched on alternatives in a recent speech, indicating the idea of building an airport in the Thames estuary, at one time out of favor, will receive serious consideration going forward. See David Cameron Says Aviation Review Will Look at Pros and Cons of Thames Estuary Airport Idea, Daily Mail, March 20, 2012 (available here). The Prime Minister described it as one of multiple options under consideration, but acknowledged that a solution is necessary for what continues to be an extremely contentious issue.


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