The Future of London's Airports

Articles, LondonUnlockedEditor

Boris Johnson reiterated his plans for a new airport to be built in the Thames Estuary on the BBC's World at One yesterday (click here to listen again - available for 7 days).

Mr Johnson's plan is an interesting one and his expansion on the idea, that the airport should be a 'green hub' is worthwhile, echoing the idea espoused by Brian Paddick in our interview with him last month.

Speaking on the World at One, Mr Johnson said:

"I think it's time that we revived the idea of a new airport, a more environmentally-friendly airport, in the Thames estuary that could deliver a long-term solution."

Certainly offering an option which removes short distance flights from the equation, either through better rail links or other services, is a truly green agenda and one which our national Government should support.

Further to Mr Johnson's comments, TfL has announced that it is expanding its bus service to Terminal 5 at Heathrow. This move is greatly welcomed - an essential step in helping people make the switch to public transport is to make it convenient and frequent. This is a step in the right direction.