London City Airport hosts UK Airports Consultative Committee

Friday 11, June 2010


London City Airport hosts UK Airports Consultative Committee


Delegates from airports across the UK met in London yesterday for the annual liaison meeting of airport consultative committees hosted this year by London City Airport.


The meeting discussed a full agenda on the whole range of current issues in the aviation industry including the need for slots at Heathrow Airport for regional services, surface access to airports including the plans for a high speed rail network, services at airports for disabled people, noise action plans, the latest developments in airport security and the planned changes in the economic regulation of the larger airports. 


At a session yesterday afternoon London City Airport’s chief executive, Richard Gooding, briefed delegates followed by presentations on improving passenger representation at airports given by representatives of the Department for Transport, the Civil Aviation Authority, the Air Transport Users Council and Passenger Focus.


Later, after dinner at Forman’s restaurant, the delegates were addressed by Jim Fitzpatrick MP the Labour MP for Poplar and Limehouse (the constituency adjoining London City Airport), a former Minister for Aviation. 


The meetings were chaired by John Adshead who heads London City Airport’s consultative committee where the Airport discusses with representatives of the government, local authorities, consumer groups and its neighbours issues relating to the development and operation of the airport. “It is a great pleasure to have this year’s meeting here at London City,” commented John, “this meeting is a great opportunity to discuss common issues and share our experiences with each other.”


Commenting on the meeting Richard Gooding said, “ London City Airport is delighted to be the host of this year’s liaison meeting.  We work closely with our Consultative Committee and are proud of the constructive relationship this has fostered over many years.”



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