Let Britian Fly Calls For Runways Not New Terminals

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Let Britian Fly Calls For Runways Not New Terminals

The Let Britain Fly campaign today welcomes the opening of Heathrow’s Terminal 2, but calls on Government to respond with action on runway capacity. Let Britain Fly also welcomes the announcement this week of planned improvements to Gatwick’s surface access infrastructure.

Gavin Hayes, Director, Let Britain Fly, said:

“The opening of Heathrow’s £2.5billion Terminal 2 today is a cause for jubilation, demonstrating what can be achieved by private sector funding of nationally-significant infrastructure.

“This follows Gatwick’s announcement of large-scale planned improvements to its surface access infrastructure.

“But this is just one small step in the right direction. The refurbishing of an existing airport terminal at London’s busiest airport does little to relieve the huge pressure on UK aviation capacity. Meanwhile the UK is falling further behind international rivals because industry cannot invest in urgently-needed runways. Only when politicians stop dithering and make a clear decision on the UK’s aviation future can the really important work begin.”

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