YHM (Hamilton) is being urged to stop fighting plans for a new airport in Pickering.
Steve Shaw of the (GTAA) Greater Toronto Airports Authority,the operator of YYZ, insists that regional airports in both YHM (Hamilton) and Pickering are needed, as alternatives to YYZ (Pearson International).
Shaw anticipates that the number of passengers flying out of YHM will reach almost 8-million by 2032, even if the Pickering airport is built.
He's also throwing cold water of "peak oil" theories, saying soaring oil prices will have a minimal impact on the air travel industry because of improving technologies and the realities of the "modern, global world".
I wonder if GTAA is getting worried that YHM objections to Pickering are being listen to and will derail GTTA's attempt to build a new airport east of YYZ?