Biggin Hill submits new recommendations


Executive airport responds by submitting new proposals to the consultation on UK Airport policy

Jenny MunroBiggin Hill Airport
has submitted recommendations to the Department for Transport in response to
their consultation on future UK
airport policy.

A key aspect of the statement is the full withdrawal of the 2005 Master
Plan proposals to allow mainline scheduled passenger services to be operated
from Biggin Hill.

Jenny Munro, the airport managing director says “The airlines generally
want to operate to and from airports where they already have operational bases.
There is still some space for them to grow at London’s mainline Airports, if capacity is
used wisely.”

She continues “It is our recommendation that Biggin Hill should therefore
build on its successful and now well-established position as London’s
Executive Airport, serving the business, executive
and general aviation needs of the capital and the local community.”

The airport is calling for business aviation to be fully recognised for
its valuable role in facilitating access to London
as a World City. Statistics for 2010 show that 750
towns and cities across the world are served annually by business flights to
and from London Biggin Hill. This equates to more than four times the number of
destinations served by our largest international hub, London Heathrow.

needs to be readily available for international business leaders to reach us
easily; equally for our business and industrial pathfinders to efficiently
interact with new and existing markets abroad. 
Regardless of the ultimate solution, there will be no significant
increase in capacity in the London
area for 10 – 15 years at best. We must therefore be sure that wise use is made
of the runway and airspace capacity that we already have, in order to protect
London’s competitive position for as long as possible.  Biggin
Hill Airport’s
role within that is to continue in its proven and successful niche as the only
specialist Executive Airport in London,
consistently offering flexibility, service, speed and efficiency to our
customers.” says Munro.