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Report: The Great British Runway Myth…why there is no need for a new runway

Our new report, The Great British Runway Myth, explores and rebuts some of the economic claims made about airport expansion and provides further evidence on why we do not believe a new runway is necessary at Heathrow, Gatwick or anywhere else in …

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Briefing: Would a new London runway be good for Scotland?

New AEF briefing looks into what the impact of a new South East runway would be for Scotland. It highlights that the benefits for Scotland from South East expansion in terms of domestic connectivity, economic benefit and passenger growth are not as clear cut as suggested in the Airports Commission’s summary.

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AEF briefings: Airports Commission’s climate and economic analyses

The Airports Commission has claimed that a new runway at Heathrow would deliver ‘up to £147 billion benefit’ for the UK. But this figure is based on analysis that takes no account of the environmental or surface access costs of expansion. The results generated by using the Government’s cost benefit methodology meanwhile, are dramatically different: the Commission’s own figures suggest that building a third runway at Heathrow would result in a net £9 billion loss to the UK.

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New report highlights a new runway at Heathrow or Gatwick would mean big increases in passenger fees

A new report published by the AEF, ‘Who would pay for a new runway?’ written by Brendon Sewill, looks into the possible increases in fees for passengers using Gatwick or Heathrow if a large public subsidy for a new runway at either airport is not forthcoming

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