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NIRscot……Your point is valid regarding the 4 other airports and your previous point about free market, although crudely put is also relevant to the discussion…….
Trouble is the 4 other airports are not free to go out and seek growth opportunities….any infrastructure investment can only happen within the parameters of the existing boundaries…hence severely limiting growth…..
Adding in the continual government interference (Sabotage) for a whole variety of self serving interests…Ironically in the week that lobbying has come to the fore, is it any wonder that once again Schipol seems to strive ahead….
The investment that seems to happen in this country, has no real vision, I don’t know why how planners do not have the foresight to future proof projects…as soon as something is built it is almost always out of date and needs to be re-invested in order to compete….Sad but True…We are just plain hopeless at delivering big capital projects….
When T2 opens are year from now…how long before it takes for a need refurbishment or upgrade to compete?
We then have a whole host of busy body legislators that live in cloud cukoo land…..So when a monopoly is broken they assume prices will fall…Classic example of nonsense thinking…
When BskyB had exclusive rights to show football how much did you pay to watch all the footie…?
Now you have to pay upto 3 different subscriptions apx trebling the cost to see the same amount….
now consider the disaster thats our railways….same principle!