No economic case to expand Heathrow

A new report from AirportWatch shows that Heathrow is better connected to the world’s business centres than any of its European ‘rivals’.

The Times and the Telegraph (29/6/11) featured calls from sections of business and industry for more airport capacity in the South East. A week earlier British Airways Chief Executive, Willie Walsh, said that plans for a third runway were ‘dead’ and that BA would be transferring more passengers at Madrid Airport following its recent link-up with Iberian Airlines.

HACAN Chair John Stewart argues there is no economic reason to expand Heathrow (in a piece that first appeared in the Times, 29/6/11):

Read John Stewart’s comments

See also Andrew Gilligan in the Sunday Telegraph