Nearly 20 airports will be as congested by 2030 as London Heathrow is today, and there will be insufficient air traffic capacity in Europe to head off systemic delays, according to a new Eurocontrol air traffic growth study due out soon. “We need to get ready to manage a congested air traffic network,” says David Marsh, the head of Eurocontrol’s Statfor air traffic statistics and forecasts branch. The 20 airports projected to match Heathrow’s congestion will be “at capacity” 8-10 hr. a ...

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