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Traffic jamTen years of 'sustainable' transport in the UK$
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Iain Docherty and Jon Shaw

Print publication date: 2008

Print ISBN-13: 9781847420732

Published to Policy Press Scholarship Online: March 2012

DOI: 10.1332/policypress/9781847420732.001.0001

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UK air travel: taking off for growth?

UK air travel: taking off for growth?

(p.139) Seven UK air travel: taking off for growth?
Traffic jam

Brian Graham

Policy Press

This chapter addresses the policy debate over air travel in Great Britain. It examines the trends in British air travel since 1998, focusing on the issues of airport capacity and the step changes brought about by low-cost carriers (LCCs). The chapter discusses the current policy context introduced by the 2003 White Paper The Future of Air Transport, which is essentially concerned with a tripartite interweaving of national and regional responses, mediated through the wider context of European Union (EU) policy. It also addresses the contested interconnections between air transport's role in sustaining economic development and the costs of its rapidly growing environmental externalities.

Keywords:   air travel, Great Britain, policy debate, airport capacity, low-cost carriers, air transport, European Union, economic development, environmental externalities

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