You would have thought that they would have learned their lessons by now. There are numerous growing cities around the world that are endeavoring to provide all stakeholders with bigger ports. If traffic congestion has remained at all-time highs and air pollution levels have remained, well, sky high, what lessons have these cities really learned?
Have they really experienced any bigger and better returns in terms of increased revenues? Whatever revenue growth that some of these cities have been experiencing may only be marginal. It is all up for debate.
The numbers can be looked at. Some of the continent’s and, indeed, world’s largest and busiest cities certainly seem to have learned their lessons. Or perhaps it is a case of their situations simply becoming far too unmanageable. Interesting and ironic reading for now if you enjoy dwelling on environmental affairs and engineering news, but the world’s biggest are using airport master planning consultants to build smaller but better airports.
This has been the case for some years now and there is more than enough statistical evidence to show that it is working. Smaller airports are indeed being better and more efficiently managed. And it is making positive contributions to its demarcated areas in terms of helping to improve economic growth as well as focusing on keeping carbon levels as low as possible while protecting and greening the local environment.
It is no mean feat being able to manage carbon levels sustainably given that aircrafts can only operate with its high loads of fuel stored. And yet it is happening. Commercial and domestic commuters are also being given more encouragement to utilize these smaller airports. Not only are carriageways more bearable and attractively approachable, but purchasing an airline ticket has become more affordable too.