Heathrow Boss on Third Runway – Double UK Routes
The boss of Heathrow Airport, John Holland-Kaye, has stated that the £18 billion project will more than double the domestic routes
Mr Holland-Kaye was replying to claims by Transport for Scotland that routes within the United Kingdom would fall from 7 to 4 by the year 2030.
The decision by Ministers on approving the recommendation of the Airport Commission is due in December 2015.
The boss of Gatwick Airport, Stewart Wingate, announced that in
September of 2015 Gatwick catered for four million passengers, a record amount for the month of September. He argues that a
second runway for Gatwick could be delivered in a shorter period
of time with a much reduced environmental impact.
However, executives at Heathrow have warned that unless they
are able to expand, UK domestic routes could be reduced to just
two, Manchester and Edinburgh.
Easyjet has stated that expansion would allow them to commence
routes from Heathrow to Isle of Man, Inverness and Jersey.
Heathrow airport expects with the expansion to start routes to Liverpool, Humberside and Newquay. Mr Holland-Kaye said that they take seriously responsibility to promote growth across the
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