LONDON, August 31, 2011 /PRNewswire/ --
-As the debate over building a new London airport rages on, dealchecker.co.uk look at some of the advantages a new airport would bring to travellers, national tourism and the travel industry-
Talk of building a brand new airport in Kent has been revitalised by London Mayor Boris Johnson ruling out expansion of Heathrow Airport in his new London Plan. dealchecker.co.uk, a leading online holiday specialist, say a new airport would mean great things for the British travel industry and travellers looking to holiday abroad.
Alex Saint, CEO of dealchecker.co.uk, says: "Plans for a new airport in London should be welcome news to the travel industry and British travellers. Heathrow is operating at 98 per cent capacity at the moment and a new airport would alleviate some of this pressure from Heathrow. This could open up more flights to New York, Florida and Sharm el Sheikh, and other popular holiday destinations and possibly even allow for a reduction in the cost of flights to travellers."
There has been talk of building a new airport for the City for some time and an earlier proposal by renowned architect Baron Norman Foster suggested building a new four-runway, £50bn airport capable of handling 150 million passengers a year on the Isle of Grain in north Kent. However, these plans were not popular due to the island's vicinity to the Thames Estuary. The latest proposal from former airline boss John Olsen proposes a three-runway £15bn airport with capacity for 100 million passengers at a different Kent site. The plans are currently being considered by the Independent Aviation Advisory Group and have not yet been passed on to the Mayor.
Saint adds: "Although these plans are in their preliminary stages, the current demand for flights to and from the UK certainly indicates that a new airport will be a necessity in the near future. dealchecker.co.uk have seen interest rise sharply in flights to Lanzarote and the Canary Islands, among other European destinations, in recent years and if Britain is to remain a major world travel hub, our airports will have to evolve to keep up with growing demand."
dealchecker.co.uk was founded in June 2005. The site is a leading flight, accommodation, holiday and car hire price comparison service.
dealchecker.co.uk travel partners are industry leaders offering the most competitive market travel deals. The site displays all relevant partners for each travel selection, enabling customers to make the most informed choice for their travel arrangements.
dealchecker.co.uk is not a tour operator or travel agent, it does not sell any travel products. When a travel selection is made, the final transaction is completed in real-time, direct with the operator or agent that the customer has chosen.
http://www.dealchecker.co.uk has developed a crisp user-friendly site to meet the demands of the modern traveller. Alongside the price comparison search and Real Deals the website provides a price tracker, travel tips, destination content and weather trends.