Wednesday 26th Oct 2016 - Logistics Manager

Signs point to Heathrow for new runway, says BIFA

BIFA believes that the government could be about to take the decision to build a third runway at Heathrow.

Heathrow expansionDirector general Robert Keen said that over the past week there have been several indications that a decision about UK airport capacity is imminent and will “favour Heathrow”.

“That will be long overdue good news for our 1,500 member companies who have been dismayed over the on-going delay on such a huge issue,” said Keen. “Despite the UK’s impending departure from the EU, Government ministers continue to insist that the country remains outward-looking and open for business.

“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.”