Thursday, July 12, 2012
The UK Department for Transport today released its long-awaited and previously delayed aviation policy framework (available here). Unfortunately, the framework contains no answers for the problem industry observers consider most pressing, how to satisfy London's imminent need for increased airport capacity. According to Transport Secretary Justine Greening, decisions on airport expansion have been pushed off until later in the year. This delay is certain to provoke yet another round of industry criticism of the Cameron government.