Government support for aviation growth acknowledged... but not at Heathrow
Recent media reports that the Government is reconsidering its opposition to a third runway at Heathrow Airport were rejected by a campaigner, but there is widespread agreement that extra capacity in South-East England is starting to receive serious consideration by the powers that be.
The recent resurgence in media interest in the possibility of a third runway at Heathrow Airport (LTT 30 Mar) provoked something of a counterattack from those opposed to the idea. “Heathrow’s third runway is not happening – move on,” said John Stewart, who led the successful anti-Heathrow expansion campaign during the Labour Government, in The Guardian on 27 March. “The aviation industry’s tired third runway campaign ignores the facts of the future of air...