10 Dec

Heathrow expansion decision delay

ABTA Chief Executive Mark Tanzer commented: “It is deeply disappointing that the decision on whether to go ahead with a third runway at Heathrow has been delayed yet again. The report published by the Airports Commission in July clearly recommended expansion at Heathrow following three years of fair, transparent, and thorough processes and consultations. Whilst ABTA agrees it is essential that environmental impacts must be minimised and mitigated, clear and decisive action is needed now. Failure to act will only lead to further significant damage to the UK economy.”