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LIVERPOOL AIRPORT TAKES INITIATIVE IN BATTLE FOR EXTRA BUSINESS

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Liverpool airport, which is partially owned by five councils, yesterday launched an audacious bid for extra busines...
Liverpool airport, which is partially owned by five councils, yesterday launched an audacious bid for extra business totalling 12 million extra passengers a year, the Guardian reports (p15).

Manchester airport has said it can handle the projected extra traffic with a second runway, but Liverpool unveiled unexpected plans for a new terminal as the Manchester board convened.

The Liverpool case was backed by 100,000 leaflets to stimulate ' an extensive public consultation'.

The Guardian says the Liverpool move is aimed at pre-empting a widely expected takeover bid for the airport by Manchester.

Liverpool airport was opened in 1933 and since 1990 has been owned by five district councils and British Aerospace, which has a 76% shareholding.
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