Heathrow expansion grounded indefinitely?
Here's a piece I've done on the Labour Party reconsidering its support for a third runway at Heathrow.
While Labour say they are merely reassessing their policies, campaigners believe they are paving the way to drop support for expansion at Heathrow completely.
The phrase I heard a lot yesterday was "long grass".
Many people think aviation expansion is no longer a political priority. This really frustrates businesses, unions and the aviation industry and they think all the major political parties are putting their heads in the sand on this one.
The Mayor of London Boris Johnson has tried to stimulate a debate about more runways in the South East.
"Boris Island" - the idea of runways in the Thames Estuary - has been ridiculed, feared and admired. But no party has yet outlined how, if or when there will be expansion in aviation in the UK.
Does it matter? And why is aviation expansion so important to the South East?
The business argument includes job creation. In fact according to BAA's website 30,000 people are employed at Heathrow so it is a huge income generator.
The business community also thinks Heathrow has to remain competitive and maintain a high number of routes to emerging markets.
As part of that is Heathrow's position as a hub airport. This means passengers spend money at the hub but more importantly the argument goes that as cargo goes through there, passenger routes can be maintained.
But the big issue for customers will be cost. John Strickland from JLS Consulting told me that if demand for air travel starts to exceed supply then air fares will go up.
He says as long-haul routes are the most profitable for airlines, then you could see a phasing out of short-haul flights as slots become more scarce.
Also, there is the reliability argument that if Heathrow is running at capacity. As soon as there are any problems, then delays stack up extremely quickly.
Of course, anti-expansion campaigners would dispute all of the above and say the environmental costs are not worth it.
The Government's aviation strategy review is expected in the coming months so we will know more then about how or if aviation will get the expansion it craves.
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