What is the future for UK domestic air travel ? We are not a big country and yet getting around by any form of transportation can prove taxing to say the least ! Our roads are clogged ( don't even mention pot-holes ! ) . Train travel , in my opinion its worse since BR days , more expensive , more packed with shorter trains. It's ok to and from the capital in general for most big towns and cities, but cross country, that's very different, with still scant investment, outside London and SE for getting around. And what of domestic air routes, over the years these seemed to have diminished, is that because its cheaper, faster and easier by surface transport ? Hardly , we don't have the array of domestic airlines anymore crisscrossing the country and those we do have often struggle to do well ( flybe , eastern ) . The trunk routes to LHR / LGW have reduced or stopped all together, partly because of plenty of alternative options from big airports like Manchester and Birmingham, and partly because of slot problems at Heathrow. Domestic Air Travel needs to be fast if you are delayed just getting to the airport because of traffic or slow trains , or security delays at airports, it makes the short hop by air not attractive. So what's the future ?!