British Hospitality Association statement on London airport expansion
The UK Government has announced that a third runway is to be built at Heathrow Airport, rather than Gatwick Airport, paving the way for hundreds of thousands more flights a year. The decision has already seen widespread protest and legal challenges, but the British Hospitality Association seem to approve of the Government’s decision.
Ufi Ibrahim, Chief Executive of the British Hospitality Association, said: “We welcome the Government’s decision on airport expansion at Heathrow. The challenge from other European hub-airports vying to replace Heathrow is serious, especially once the United Kingdom has left the European Union. This decision demonstrates that the UK is open to visitors and investment from across the globe, and will also allow space for domestic air links to support regional tourism right across the country.”