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dealchecker.co.uk: Demand Fuels Proposals for New London Airport

August 31, 2011

LONDON, August 31, 2011 /PRNewswire/ –

-As the debate over building a new London airport rages on,
dealchecker.co.uk look at some of the advantages a new airport would bring
to travellers, national tourism and the travel industry-

Talk of building a brand new airport in Kent has been revitalised by
London Mayor Boris Johnson ruling out expansion of Heathrow Airport in his
new London Plan. dealchecker.co.uk [http://www.dealchecker.co.uk ], a
leading online holiday specialist, say a new airport would mean great things
for the British travel industry and travellers looking to holiday abroad.

Alex Saint, CEO of dealchecker.co.uk, says: “Plans for a new airport in
London should be welcome news to the travel industry and British travellers.
Heathrow is operating at 98 per cent capacity at the moment and a new
airport would alleviate some of this pressure from Heathrow. This could open
up more flights to New York
[http://www.dealchecker.co.uk/cheap-flights/new-york.html ], Florida and
Sharm el Sheikh, and other popular holiday destinations and possibly even
allow for a reduction in the cost of flights to travellers.”

There has been talk of building a new airport for the City for some time
and an earlier proposal by renowned architect Baron Norman Foster suggested
building a new four-runway, GBP50bn airport capable of handling 150 million
passengers a year on the Isle of Grain in north Kent. However, these plans
were not popular due to the island’s vicinity to the Thames Estuary
[http://www.thamesweb.com ]. The latest proposal from former airline boss
John Olsen proposes a three-runway GBP15bn airport with capacity for 100
million passengers at a different Kent site. The plans are currently being
considered by the Independent Aviation Advisory Group and have not yet been
passed on to the Mayor.

Saint adds: “Although these plans are in their preliminary stages, the
current demand for flights to and from the UK certainly indicates that a new
airport will be a necessity in the near future. dealchecker.co.uk have seen
interest rise sharply in flights to Lanzarote
[http://www.dealchecker.co.uk/cheap-holidays/lanzarote.html ] and the Canary
Islands, among other European destinations, in recent years and if Britain
is to remain a major world travel hub, our airports will have to evolve to
keep up with growing demand.”

About dealchecker.co.uk:

dealchecker.co.uk was founded in June 2005. The site is a leading
flight, accommodation, holiday and car hire price comparison service.

dealchecker.co.uk travel partners are industry leaders offering the most
competitive market travel deals. The site displays all relevant partners for
each travel selection, enabling customers to make the most informed choice
for their travel arrangements.

dealchecker.co.uk is not a tour operator or travel agent, it does not
sell any travel products. When a travel selection is made, the final
transaction is completed in real-time, direct with the operator or agent
that the customer has chosen.

http://www.dealchecker.co.uk has developed a crisp user-friendly
site to meet the demands of the modern traveller. Alongside the price
comparison search and Real Deals the website provides a price tracker,
travel tips, destination content and weather trends.

For more news from dealchecker.co.uk and more great travel deals, visit
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SOURCE dealchecker.co.uk

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