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Stansted chiefs hail select committee report

15 May 2013/Categories: Industry News

Bosses at Stansted Airport have welcomed the Transport Select Committee's latest report, which refutes claims that a new hub airport is needed in the south-east of England.

MPs on the committee also called for an express rail service to be introduced that provides better links to Stansted.

Speaking to the Herts and Essex Observer, a spokesperson for the airport remarked: "We're pleased the committee recognises the need for a coherent strategy on rail access sufficient to address the significant problems with access to major UK airports."

The report also backed calls to extend Heathrow Airport - a subject that continues to divide opinion.

Earlier this month, the London Assembly suggested that a new hub airport is not required and airports should demonstrate that they are using their runway capacity fully before any expansion plans are considered.

The group said that 700,000 Londoners are already affected by excessive levels of noise pollution caused by aircraft and an airport extension will only make matters worse.


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