Heathrow must be expanded or replaced, airport chief announces
Gwyn TophamHeathrow has weighed back in to the aviation capacity debate with a warning that Britain can only sustain one hub airport and that the choice for the government has to be to expand Heathrow or replace it.
Colin Matthews, the chief executive of Heathrow (formerly BAA), said the nature of "hub" airports was poorly understood, and highlighted new research that claimed lack of hub capacity could deprive the UK of trade opportunities totalling £14bn a year.
Inaction would see foreign competitors race ahead, with Schiphol, Amsterdam, in particular already taking business. Matthews said: "Heathrow can last without a third runway, but it is a progressive relative decline."
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" Heathrow must be expanded or replaced, airport chief announces", La Clé des Langues [en ligne], Lyon, ENS de LYON/DGESCO (ISSN 2107-7029), novembre 2012. Consulté le 02/12/2023. URL: https://cle.ens-lyon.fr/anglais/archives/archives-revue-de-presse/heathrow-must-be-expanded-or-replaced-airport-chief-announces