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...

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...

Second Runway Looms Again for Birmingham?

Press Release: Contact Joe Peacock 0121 6326909 campaigns@birminghamfoe.org Following the recent bold predictions of growth by Birmingham Airport, local environmentalists are pointing out that this means a second runway must be in their sights. Having defeated plans...

London Elmdon Airport?

  When we first suggested that Birmingham wanted to be a London airport, we thought that this would be seen as an awful idea and a real negative for anyone living near it, but in fact they are now playing this card themselves as they get the final funding clearance...