Alex Chapman wrote for BusinessGreen about NEF Consulting’s recent review of the socio-economic case for the expansion of Bristol Airport: 

The airport claims that increasing the annual passenger load of the airport by at least two million will not put a single new airplane in the sky nor add a single gram of carbon to the atmosphere. At the same time they claim the scheme will generate vast amounts of new economic productivity and jobs. They can’t have it both ways. If they are creating vast amounts of new economic productivity for the region, as they claim, they must also be putting some new planes in the air. Under the hood of some tantalising economic projections are a host of poorly evidenced and contradictory assumptions.”

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