Airlines shun Heathrow

Passengers pass a BAA sign at Heathrow Airport in London Credit: Reuters

World airlines are shunning the UK due to capacity constraints at Heathrow Airport, according to a survey.

As many as 53% of scheduled airlines have either decided to, or are preparing to, base flights in other countries than the UK because of Heathrow's lack of capacity, the poll showed.

World airlines are shunning the UK due to capacity constraints at Heathrow Airport, according to a survey.

As many as 53% of scheduled airlines have either decided to, or are preparing to, base flights in other countries than the UK because of Heathrow's lack of capacity, the poll showed.

And 86% of airlines said they would put on more flights to the UK if additional take-off and landing slots were available at Heathrow, the survey from the Board of Airline Representatives in the UK revealed.

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