top cx logo
cx logo
Explorearrow down
search icon
Explore
arrow down

Just plane thinking

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

Resident or second-home owner in France?
Benefit from our daily digest of headlines and how-to's to help you make the most of life in France
By joining the newsletter, you agree to our Terms & Conditions and Privacy Policy
See more popular articles
The Connexion Help Guides
featured helpguide
Healthcare in France*
Featured Help Guide
- Understand the French healthcare system, how you access it and how you are reimbursed - Useful if you are new to the French healthcare system or want a more in-depth understanding - Reader question and answer section Aimed at non-French nationals living here, the guide gives an overview of what you are (and are not) covered for. There is also information for second-home owners and regular visitors.
Get news, views and information from France
You have 2 free subscriber articles left
Subscribe now to read unlimited articles and exclusive content
Already a subscriber? Log in now