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‘New runway will be at Heathrow’ – BIFA

[ October 10, 2016   //   ]

BIFA says it believes that a decision on new runways for south-east England will be made soon and that it will favour expansion of Heathrow.

Robert Keen, director general of the freight industry trade association said: “In the last week there have been a number of indications that a decision is imminent and that the decision will favour Heathrow. That will be long overdue good news for our 1,500 member companies who have been dismayed over the ongoing delay on such a huge issue.
“The UK’s freight forwarding community, which is the engine of Britain’s international trade, believes that an announcement that the Government will move forward with the recommendations made by the Airports Commission by building more capacity at Heathrow airport would be massive sign that we are a confident, outward-looking trading nation, still capable of taking bold decisions that have a direct positive effect on the UK economy, its international connectivity and reputation.
“My message to Theresa May is that it really is well beyond time for her government to take action on this matter.”

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