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Old 21st Jan 2013, 17:13
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direct ortac
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: UK
Posts: 30
Run anything at 99% capacity and a small event can and will have a big impact. Add to that the lo-vis, which requires bigger gaps between movements and you have delays. If the government would give the go-ahead for a 3rd runway, the capacity would drop to around 75% (allowing for some slot growth) so the impact when an event happens will be vastly reduced.
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