a national airport
The government is currently working out the UK's aviation strategy. The debate is too focused on the South East - whether Heathrow should have a third runway or whether there should be a new airport in the Thames Estuary. Either of these solutions are years away.
At Birmingham Airport, we think the answer is really quite straightforward. We should fully utilise the existing capacity that major UK airports, like Birmingham Airport, have now. We should have a series of strategic national airports spread across the UK - and not just in the South East - because it is better for customers and better for business.