terminal five inquiry

airliner world 17th march will mark the first aniversary of the ending of the terminal five inquiry at heathrow. this inquiry lasted nearly four years and in my opinion we are no further forward. the inspectors report is not due to be published for another year. at the moment heathrow is bursting at the seams handling 62 million passengers a year. the existing terminal capacity is very much overloaded and a new terminal is despartely needed if heathrow is to maintain its top position in the world of aviation. Ted Shepherd windsor, berks uk - Thursday, February 24, 2000 at 22:55:37 (GMT)
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RE: terminal five inquiry Ted You are right that something has to be done about T5 and the time it is taking (not to mention cost) to arrive at a conclusion - as readers will have seen in the pages of Airliner World, other countries in Europe do not suffer the same 'hang ups' about commercial aviation. It is going to get even worse if we have a so-called 'green' tax added to the existing taxes.

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RE: terminal five inquiry Ken, take heart. Here in Germany we took almost thirty years to build a new airport in Munich, and the proposed addition of a runway at Frankfurt - equally bursting at the seams - is already running into extreme oppostition from the local "not in my back yard" crowds. And have a look at Milano - Malpensa is more of an ordeal than an airport...it is true, of course, that Amsterdam and Paris can expand without problems.

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RE: terminal five inquiry Ted I agree lhr is about to burst! We need T5 soon. This is evedent when flying into lhr. I have recently(within the last month) flown into lhr from Madird with BA and New York JFK with Virgin. Obviusly it was early morning from JFK and as you turn off the runway the evedence is staring you in the face, you can see at least 4 planes lined up waiting to come in after you. I just thought, 'well it can't be like this all the time, lhr must be at its busiest in the morning', which it is. But when coming back from Madrid I saw the same picture we turned off the runway to see 5 planes lined up waiting to come in and this was at 3pm. On taxiing to the gate you see all the other gates full! LHR is heaving, we NEED T5 TODAY! By the way if T5 is built am I right in thinking that all the airlines of One World will move into it, with the Star's airlines (eg:Air New Zealand, United, Varig, Brit Midland etc) moving into T4 with T3 left with the trans continental airlines not in an alliance such as Virgin, Continental, Air India etc. and T1 and T2 left with Euro depts + the qualiflyer gp?