Subsidising air travel?


According to the Newquay Voice –
NEWQUAY Cornwall Airport’s biggest ever carrier Ryanair is set for a return after plans to ditch the £5 charge per departing passenger were agreed, the NewquayVoice can reveal. Cornwall Council’s Cabinet voted in principle to axe the controversial airport development fee..

The Airport Development Fee is used to support the airport and its development.

Newquay Cornwall Airport introduced the ADF in 2005 for all departing passengers, 16 and over, to help fund the development of facilities and infrastructure to meet its customer’s needs and to maintain and develop the airport’s route network.

Does this mean the airport now has no need of funding to support it? (We doubt it!)

If so who will make up the difference in income now that a funding stream has been scrapped?

Does this mean that users of the airport will get a further subsidy?

Air travel is not environmentally friendly and there are other forms of transport which are more deserving of subsidy/

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