Heathrow Gets the Go-Ahead

THE BRITISH Government has backed London Heathrow’s proposal for increasing runway capacity in the southeast of England. Announcing its decision in a written statement on October 25, the Department for Transport (DFT) said a third runway at the airport – the first full-length runway in the southeast since World War Two – would deliver “a major boost for the UK economy”. The DFT added: “[It] will bring economic benefits to passengers and the wider economy worth up to £61 billion. Up to 77,000 local jobs are expected to be created over the next 14 years and the airport has committed to create 5,000 new apprenticeships over the same period.”

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