In reaction to media comments made by John Gummer (Lord Deben), chair of the committee on climate change (CCC), Warwick Brady, CEO of Stobart Group, said:“Heathrow Airport’s proposed expansion will be too little, too late for London.
“The UK capital’s travel needs will continue to grow at a rapid pace. It is important that the UK government and the next Prime Minister understands that this growth will trump any Brexit outcome for London’s aviation industry.
“The good news is that London Southend Airport, which has more than 40 destinations and is London’s next big airport, is ready to spread the air travel capacity across the capital
“The environment is a clear concern. More than a third of London Southend’s passengers travel by train thanks to routes running between London Liverpool St station and London Southend station.”