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Just plane thinking

25 April 2018

Looking at the profitability of an airport in isolation is short-sighted and destructive.

The ONLY sensible viewpoint is to look at what it brings to the area it serves which may have no relation at all to any revenues it directly generates.

An airport brings aircraft, aircraft bring tourism, tourists bring money! Aircraft also bring business and industry which also means money.

I have worked in and around the aviation industry since the 1960s and I have seen over and again business lost through the closure of airports.

Brexit is going to hobble the UK airports’ position as hubs, with inevitable immigration and customs formalities and delays.

Airlines and passengers will look to the mainland and this will be even more the case for freight.

Richard Chandless, Crêches-sur-Saône

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