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The implications of South East expansion for regional airports

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The AEF has published a new report, entitled ‘The Implications of South East Expansion for Regional Airports’ which considers the implications of building a new runway in the South East for regional airports. It would be impossible to build an additional runway in the South East and keep aviation emissions consistent with meeting UK climate targets, without cutting airport capacity elsewhere.

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New Airports Commission paper questions future growth of regional airports

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The Airports Commission’s new evidence paper looks at the trends in UK regional airports and the wider airport network. It also considers that there is a limited role to play of Airport Passenger Duty and the new Regional Air Connectivity Fund. Our comment considers the implications of a new runway in the South East for regional airports in the context of a carbon cap.

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Policy brief: should the UK build a new runway?

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We are publishing a series of briefings about the Airports Commission’s work. Our first briefing looks at whether the Airports Commission’s new runway recommendation was a foregone conclusion, highlights important uncertainties about the Commission’s claims on both economics and environmental impacts, gives an overview of the Commission’s work so far and outlines their next steps.

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