Monday, August 30, 2010

Demo This Saturday: End Domestic Flights Now!

Start: 04 Sep 2010, 11:00 am 

Where: London to Manchester


Demonstrations in London and Manchester, Saturday 4th September

You can come to the London demonstration - or the one in Manchester - or, for just a fiver, join us in our special carriage on the train (see here) for a full fun day of aviation activism!


11.00 am Demonstration outside City Airport, London. (take the DLR at Bank to get to the ‘London City Airport’ stop on the Woolwich line)

12.15 pm “Train-not-plane” party board the big red (open top double decker) ‘End Domestic Flights’ bus which takes the message through the streets of London to Euston station.
1.40 pm "Train-not-plane" brigade boards the Manchester train at Euston.

3.49 pm “Train-not-plane” party arrives at Manchester Piccadilly station

4.30 - 5.45 pm Demonstration at Manchester Airport at Terminal 3 . More info info[at]

6.30 pm - Tea and coffee, followed by a Party for aviation activists : food, drink and live music from ceilidh band "The Fig Band". This will be at Hasty Lane near Manchester airport - in a street threatened by airport expansion - a short bus ride, or 25 minuite walk, from Terminal 3. Accommodation will be organised for those staying overnight.

Join us on the special "Train-not plane" carriage on the 1.40pm train! Take the big red bus from the City Airport demo to Euston station and then join our special “train-not-plane” carriage on the 1.40 train to Manchester. A fiver will get you to Manchester Airport taking our special carriage – first come first served for available seats. To book a ticket click here.

But remember, you need to get back from Manchester! The sooner you book the cheaper the return to London! You can return from Manchester Saturday night or party in Manchester and return Sunday morning. Return to London by train is £11.50 if booked well enough in advance, or around £5.50 on Megabus. The last trains back from Manchester to London on Saturday leave Manchester Piccadilly at 19.37 and 20.35.

Any queries? E-mail

Find out about the local London City Airport anti expansion group “Fight the Flights” at
Find out about SEMA, the “Stop Expansion at Manchester Airport” group at

Download a flier to publicise the demo from our leaflets page.

Put this date in your diary now! This will be the time to take the agenda forward on aviation, and insist that at this time of climate emergency we cannot afford to be using high-emission forms of transport where viable alternatives exist. And that aviation will need to bear the burden of emissions reductions along with other sectors.

"End Domestic Flights" is one of the 'Climate Emergency Demands' - see here.

We asked people their thoughts on banning domestic flights and made a video of their responses, you can watch it here.