CGi asks for clear business case before decision taken to extend Guernsey’s runway

Clive McMinn, Chairman of the Confederation of Guernsey Industry, voiced his concerns that far more information is needed and additional research required before a decision of such magnitude is taken.

‘In this era of financial constraints and belt-tightening, there has to be a clear business case that a runway extension offers value for money and that all alternatives are considered.

A key component of this is how the States proposes to recover the costs which is certainly not going to be through tourism. One should also examine the effect of an increase in air traffic on Aurigny, which as we are aware, is continuing to incur significant losses for the taxpayer,’ Clive added.