Sunday 22 October 2017

Heathrow boss in new plea for third runway at airport

Heathrow could be left behind by foreign rivals if a third runway isn't built
Heathrow could be left behind by foreign rivals if a third runway isn't built

The boss of Heathrow Airport will rule out building a fourth runway until 2040 in the hopes it will secure the go-ahead for what he says is a much-needed third runway.

Colin Matthews will argue this week that the airport is in danger of losing out because it serves fewer destinations in places such as China than its European rivals.

He's ready to argue that a third runway will result in new jobs and billions of pounds worth of investment.

London Mayor Boris Johnson has been pushing for the construction of a new airport to serve the city. He is backing a plan that would see a new airport built on the Isle of Grain in north Kent.

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