– Simon Walker, Director General of the Institute of Directors
Airports are a crucial economic link to opportunities for exports and inward investment, and we cannot afford to fall behind by not having enough capacity.
It is concerning that the Government appeared to rule out Heathrow even before the consultation was over, and that the decision has been delayed.
There is no doubt that we need more airport capacity, and the longer the Government delays deciding where it will be, the more chances for trade we will miss.
Capacity constraints at Heathrow Airport are restricting growth, according to a new report by MPs which calls for the Government to reverse its position and support a new runway. MP Tim Yeo challenged the PM on the issue yesterday.