Research and analysis

Discussion paper on airport operational models

Explores different airport operating models, trends in global aviation and the potential implications for airport capacity in the UK.


Discussion paper 04: airport operational models

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This paper considers the distinguishing features of a hub or ‘focal’ airport and what enables an airport to assume this role. It discusses current trends in the global aviation sector, how they might develop in the future, and considers the potential implications for airport capacity in the UK.

Stakeholders are invited to submit evidence to the Commission on the issues raised in the paper, by 11 July 2013 to

Published 16 May 2013