The Scottish Executive claims that the air Route Development Fund (RDF), which has subsidised around 35 direct air routes from Scotland since its inception in November 2002, a number of which have subsequently failed, is good for the Scottish economy and reduces the environmental impact of air travel. In this joint briefing from Friends of the Earth Scotland, TRANSform Scotland and WWF Scotland we argue that the economic benefits are questionable, and the environmental costs considerable.

Parliamentary Briefing on the Air Route Development Fund