Airlines sound alarm over 'blank cheque' for Heathrow third runway
The true cost of Heathrow expansion is likely to be “grossly” higher than the £14.3bn the airport has cited, airlines have told MPs, adding that transparency and guarantees should be supplied ahead of a crucial vote.
Willie Walsh, chief executive of IAG, British Airways’ parent company and the main operator at Heathrow, said parliament should not trust Heathrow and said he had “zero confidence” that a third runway would be delivered on time and budget.
However, Heathrow said it would not bow to pressure from “vested interests” to reduce costs at the expense of commitments on noise, environment, jobs and improved national air links.
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Posted: 21 Feb 2018 17:23:52