Third Heathrow runway would push up air fares, say campaigners
Analysis of Airports Commission’s backing for new runway claims carbon pricing would end low-cost flights by 2050
Passengers would be forced to pay substantially higher air fares if a new runway was built in the south-east and Britain kept to its carbon targets, according to an analysis of the Airports Commission’s backing for a third runway at Heathrow.
A report published by the Campaign for Better Transport claims that carbon pricing, a measure the commission suggested could be needed to ensure British aviation emissions remain on target, would add hundreds of pounds to air fares by 2050, spelling the end of low-cost flights.
A new runway is expected to add hundreds of pounds to the cost of flights from all of the UK’s airports
Source: Guardian Transport