Heathrow's Chief Executive has told a committee of MPs that the airport must be allowed to expand to boost UK business. Even though other airports around London have spare capacity, Colin Matthews argued that long-haul airlines prefer Heathrow because it can handle more transfer passengers.
He says the airlines can only fill long-haul flights if the departure airport is a hub with lots of short-range links allowing passengers to go there and transfer. He warns that if Heathrow does not expand, airlines will use airports like Paris or Amsterdam instead.
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