3.5 – Spatial implications of Airport Policy for Regional Airports: A sustainable Future?
December 20, 2007 Leave a comment
Some regional airports display a strong growth. An airport can provide a valuable contribution to the accessibility of a region and, although there are significant restrictions to spatial usage, there are great opportunities. In the long term it is a possibility that the main regional objection to an airport (noise pollution) disappears due to technological advancements, in which case every region, like in the past, wants an airport again. For that reason sensible policy making is required these days: it is better to have harsh requirement on maximum noise production and opening times now than to give up future international accessibility.