This report reviews airport policy, and considers the future prospects of the main regional airports outside the London area and the possibilities for diverting air traffic to them from London. The total level of air passenger demand at airports in Great Britain in 1990 outside the London area is predicted to lie within 23-32 million. Three principal elements are recognized in the establishment of a framework for delineating more sharply the roles of regional airports: the concentration of air services, especially international scheduled services, at certain regional airports; identification of those airports at which growth of regional traffic may be concentrated; and the development of policies both in relation to the provision of air services and otherwise, consistent with a policy of concentration. A wide range of measures to divert passenger traffic to regional airports are considered. Groundside implications of airport developments are reviewed, and English, Welsh and Scottish airports are discussed. The future ownership and financing of regional airports are also considered.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Prepared by the Department of Trade, England.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Her Majesty Stationary Office

    49 High Holborn
    London WC1V 6HB,   England 
  • Publication Date: 1976-6

Media Info

  • Features: Appendices; Figures; Tables;
  • Pagination: 139 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00144313
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Aug 31 1977 12:00AM