Farnborough Traffic Increase Phase-in Proposed

 - January 8, 2007, 9:41 AM

In a bid to overcome local opposition to its application to increase operations at London Farnborough Airport to 5,000 movements annually, TAG Aviation has offered to phase in the increase over the next three years from the current limit of 2,500 to 3,800 by year-end to 4,500 in 2007. The company, which operates Farnborough under a 99-year lease from Britain’s Ministry of Defense, has also offered to limit the number of movements by bizliners to an annual total of 270 on weekends and on public holidays. The deadline for public comments on the revised application was set to expire tomorrow. TAG plans to hold the official opening of its new terminal building at Farnborough on May 2. There are currently some 32 aircraft based at the airport.