While London mayor Boris Johnson whispers sweet nothings in the ear of Prime Minister David Cameron in an attempt to get his estuary airport, plans continue apace to improve the UK's airport capacity. Well, sort of.
The new four runway International Airport, which will have a capacity 150 million passengers a year, will be situated at the end of Southend Pier, in what Make It Architects* believe to be the world’s first pier-based-international-airport.
Under the proposals the existing Southend Airport, which is situated to the north of the city, would act as a national hub and be renamed London-Southend North. An extension of the railway currently in opperation on the pier will connect this regional airport to London-Southend International Airport.
Thanks to Tom Ravenscroft.