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Letters to the editor: Issue 587 10 Jan 2012

London doesn’t need air links to every second-tier city

John Stewart, Chair, HACAN, London SW9

It is interesting that Martin Heffer of Parsons Brinckerhoff does not quote one single study to back up his view that the London or national economy will suffer if Heathrow is not expanded (Viewpoint LTT 16 Dec 11).

The hard evidence suggests they will not. A 2008 report from the Dutch economic consultants CE Delft made the economics of Heathrow expansion quite clear: a third runway was not critical to the London economy because, for business as a whole, other factors, such as the vibrancy of...

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