The future trends in aviation have been one of the topics raised by the Airports Commission. London Gatwick has responded to this, particularly when it comes to the pros and cons of using the hub model. Gatwick has actually submitted a proposal for London as London being one of the busiest hubs in the world. The London is served by three major airports namely Stansted, Gatwick, and Heathrow. Gatwick is said to be the next in line to avail the next runway.
The said constellation approach efficiently caters the air connectivity wherein London remains to be the world city and for the United Kingdom to significantly retain its status being the best connected countries across the globe. London is in its best position today. It is known as the world city and currently has the largest aviation market in the world. This is actually based on the total number of passengers.
However, the positive position that London has today has nothing to do with its hub airport. The main reason for its global success is because of the consistent government policy that promotes liberalization of the airline market as well as the ongoing competition among various airports. Among the airports in the world that implemented constellation system are Tokyo, Paris, New York, and Moscow. These cities cater to greater number of passengers as opposed to single hub airport.
London Gatwick strongly agreed that the Airport Commission is right in saying that the aviation market is in its constant flux. If you look at the current trend, you will notice low cost carriers integrating with full service carriers. Furthermore, the development of hub busting aircraft technology has paved way too many passengers flying directly to their desired destinations. Gatwick strongly believes that nobody can predict what the future holds in aviation market.