Airports Commission – Publication of its Final Shortlist – response from the Airport Operators Association

Responding to the publication of the Airports Commission shortlist earlier today, Darren Caplan, Chief Executive of the Airport Operators Association, the trade body for UK airports, said:

“The Airport Operators Association welcomes publication of the Final Shortlist, set out by the Sir Howard Davies Airports Commission. We now encourage the Commission to push ahead with the next stages of its work, keep to its timetable and make its Final Report no later than Summer 2015, as the Commission itself set out.

“We also continue to encourage all political parties to commit to acting on the recommendations in the Final Report in 2015, to ensure the UK has the network of vibrant point-to-point airports and sufficient world class hub capacity it needs to link to existing and emerging markets in the future.”

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