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Aviation / Airports, All of UK

Relocate UK’s hub airport out of the South East, say Lib Dems

The Liberal Democrats this week called for the UK’s hub airport to be relocated out of the South East into Central England.

The idea will be debated at the party’s annual conference in Brighton next month. A motion calling for a new aviation strategy has been tabled by Julian Huppert, the MP for Cambridge, who is co-chair of the party’s parliamentary committee on transport.

The motion rejects London mayor Boris Johnson’s plan for a new hub airport in the Thames Estuary...

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Peter
17 Aug 2012

Considering we already have another hub airport, Amsterdam, this doesn't seem a bad idea. I live in the north of Scotland and going via Amsterdam is the only practical way to go to many places because our London flights go to Gatwick and many international flights go from Heathrow. Also taxes seem to be higher if we do an inladn flight first.