Heathrow takes off

Heathrow takes off

LONDON’S Heathrow Airport has welcomed a parliamentary vote in favour of its planned third runway development, saying the green light will unlock billions of pounds worth of growth.

Construction work on the 14 billion project (TD 06 Jun) is now expected to begin in 2021, with the new runway scheduled to open in 2026.

“Parliament has ended 50 years of debate by deciding that Heathrow expansion will go ahead,” said Heathrow ceo John Holland-Kaye.

“We are grateful that MPs have made the right choice for Britain and today we start work to create the best connected hub airport in the world.”

Source: traveldaily