Monday 24th Oct 2016 - Logistics Manager

Heathrow must get third runway

If Heathrow Airport fails to get approval for a third runway it will put the UK at a real commercial disadvantage, according to the Freight Transport Association. Christopher Snelling, head of global supply chain policy, said: “A ‘no’ to a third runway would be a devastating body blow, not just for Heathrow but for the UK. London is the commercial hub of Northern Europe, thanks largely to Heathrow. Without a third runway, Heathrow will become far less relevant to global air freight and put our domestic economy at a huge disadvantage in the face of better-equipped Continental rivals.”