01 Jul

ABTA statement on the Airports Commission

ABTA welcomes today’s announcement by the Airports Commission that Heathrow Airport should be allowed to build a third runway.

Increasing airport capacity is essential to the UK’s growth and global competitiveness; we are pleased that this recommendation has been arrived at through fair, transparent, and thorough processes and consultations.

Today’s announcement is the first step towards the delivery of urgently needed capacity at the UK’s hub airport and we now look forward to the Government’s response. We call on Government to work across party boundaries and create a robust political consensus which will deliver this recommendation for UK businesses, and passengers. ABTA will be working with the Government, as well as the opposition front benches to help build consensus.

Mark Tanzer, ABTA Chief Executive