New Clause 3 - Obligation to operate an air transport service serving a specified route

Part of Civil Aviation Bill – in a Public Bill Committee at 4:30 pm on 13th March 2012.

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Photo of Pat Glass Pat Glass Labour, North West Durham 4:30 pm, 13th March 2012

So if it is not profitable, we should scrap it? Is it more environmentally friendly for people to fly from Glasgow or Durham Tees Valley to Madrid instead of London? I understand that airlines need to be profitable, and that they are operating in a challenging market, but they do not operate in isolation, and they have a duty to the regions, as well as to the hub. The new clause would go some way to regulating the situation and ensuring that those obligations are met.