You never can be too sure…

By Doug Newhouse |

A UK Government feasibility study into a London-Amsterdam bridge, a new flight attendant training college backed by Silvio Berlusconi and Nicolas Sarkozy and an ‘After No-Fly Zone Sale’ to rekindle Libyan tourism are all ‘exclusive stories’ released by the Centre for Asia Pacific Aviation (CAPA) this morning.

The exclusive concept of the new ‘Air Bridge’ is a particularly interesting story, with CAPA revealing exclusively that this will allow passengers at Heathrow to connect, via a short bus ride, through Schiphol Airport to lots of other places in the world. 

CAPA said: “This will, according to the revolutionary plan, avoid the need to build any more airports, runways or terminals in the UK. Under the daft (sic) plan, published last week by Wikileaks, funding for the bridge would be generated from a simple tripling of the Air Passenger Duty.” 

Chancellor of the Exchequer, George Osborne, MP said: “It’s only a few quid anyway and most people can afford it. If they can’t they should stay at home. There’s lots of good programmes on the telly these days”.

CAPA says that the UK Department for Transport has recently undertaken a study of passenger preferences which persuaded them that there would be no direct impact on customer perceptions of the transfer process. 

The study concluded that, using some shiny new buses that might be manufactured in China or somewhere quite cheaply, the trip time between the two airports would barely differ from the current time taken to connect between terminals at Heathrow.


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