Birmingham Airport Expansion Not Prioritised

The Davies Commission published its interim report on airport capacity in the South East yesterday. The report has shortlisted three options for airport expansion, none of which include Birmingham or even Stansted. The options were a new runway at Heathrow, a new one...

D-Day at Birmingham Airport

It's D-Day for Birmingham Airport this week, as the Diggers move in to start work on extending the runway, allegedly needed to accommodate long-haul flights. Birmingham Friends of the Earth ran a long-running campaign against the extension of the airport, only for it...

Do We Need More Airports?

With much discussion happening in the news regarding aviation, there might just be an opportunity to try to address the current state of aviation and its economic value. The government wants to maintain a competitive 'hub status' in Britain, which means they want to...

We Need Fair Tax on Flying

We are disappointed to learn that two local MPs Rodger Godsiff and Steve McCabe are amongst over 50 who have signed an early day motion to reduce Air Passenger Duty in the UK.   The arguments in this EDM and those put forward by The Fair Tax on Flying alliance of...

Birmingham Airport in Cloud Cuckoo Land

 With Birmingham Airport still making bold claims about millions of extra passengers, local environmentalists point out their numbers are a work of pure fiction.   Birmingham Friends of the Earth point out that the numbers of new passengers that the airport...