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Air charterers slam ‘unhelpful’ runway comments

[ May 12, 2015   //   ]

Boris Johnson’s comments on future aviation policy are “unhelpful” says the Baltic Air Charter Association. The London Mayor and recently elected MP for Twickenham said that he would will lie down and stop the bulldozers building a third runway at Heathrow during his acceptance speech.
BACA is calling on the newly elected UK government to act quickly in implementing new aviation policies, in particular runway capacity and border control. However, the further delay in the publication of the Airports Commission report being compiled Sir Howard Davies, announced on 8 May, indicates that progress may be slow, even the report is published.
The British International Freight Association (BIFA) did however welcome the fact that Patrick McLoughlin has retained his cabinet position as Transport Secretary in the new UK Governmen. Director general, Robert Keen says the association has previously urged the Government not use the leadership of the DfT as a political football, but to focus on long-term solutions to infrastructure. McLoughlin’s reappointment is a welcome sign of continuity in the Department, allowing issues including capacity in the aviation industry, road infrastructure, investment in the railways and port strategy to be addressed.

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