1 thought on “Ring-fencing airport slots for domestic flights is not the way to go”

  1. Posted 27/03/2018 at 11:27 | Permalink

    Agree. Moreover, those of us around the UK (Edinburgh in my case) would far rather see direct international flights than having to connect at LHR – a tedious experience especially the UK Border on the return leg.

    LHR’s case for domestic connections was always a red herring, designed to get MPs from places like Edinburgh to sell it to their constituents.

    The real case for LHR expansion is to compete with CDG, FRA etc as a hub. Yes, this includes domestic flights. But mostly we’re talking passengers transiting widebodies between the Americas and the rest of the world. I really don’t know why the government even needs to be involved so much.

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