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Airport capacity crisis? What crisis?

Aviation and airports policy are all over the press at the moment. Alongside the Government’s own consultation and the new Airports Commission, a number of organisations have launched their own inquiries into how the Government should be handling demands for increased airport capacity.

Unfortunately, the debate is dominated by assertions and hype, designed to support pre-conceived views about the need or location for more airport capacity. AEF believes that the debate should be underpinned by evidence and logic.

AEF is the UK’s only specialist campaigning organisation tackling aviation and the environment. Alongside our formal consultation responses, we are producing a short series of briefing notes on some of the key issues.

Here is the first of these briefings,which addresses the issue of demand and capacity