Who should get another runway?

It’s the talk of the airline world – should another runway be awarded to London Heathrow or Gatwick? The debate has been raging for years yet is no nearer an answer, having been fudged by successive governments. IAG’s Willie Walsh claims a runway won’t be built in his lifetime – but isn’t it time someone had the guts to make a decision? Post-Brexit vote, Britain needs to show confidence in its future and plan for 20 years from now. Without a new runway, airlines will start to look beyond London for growth. Surely it’s time to back the regional winners – Birmingham, Cardiff, Manchester, Edinburgh and Glasgow are likely to be worthy winners of government dithering.

Paul Charles

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