Flight demand management

Meeting: 
MQT on 2009-11-18
Session date: 
November 18, 2009
Reference: 
2009/3224
Question By: 
Darren Johnson
Organisation: 
City Hall Greens
Asked Of: 
The Mayor

Question

Given that construction of an airport in the Thames Estuary is now unlikely to begin in the next few Mayoral terms, and given your continued opposition to any expansion of Heathrow Airport, what new programmes and policies are you going to bring forward to manage demand for flights to and from London?

Answer

Answer for Flight demand management

Answer for Flight demand management

Answered By: 
The Mayor

My policy is to continue my opposition to the misguided and damaging proposal to build a third runway at Heathrow. I am also supportive of the principle of the high-speed rail network proposals as these will provide a viable alternative for many short-haul flights.

My draft Transport Strategy has been released for public and stakeholder consultation and the closing date for comments is 12 January 2010. I welcome any proposals on this matter as part of this process.