TheCityUK respond to decision for Heathrow

Following the Government’s decision to approve expansion of Heathrow airport, Miles Celic, Chief Executive of TheCityUK, said:

The comprehensive analysis by the Airports Commission made a clear recommendation for a new runway at Heathrow based on the strong economic case. Today the Government made the right decision, one which will boost the UK’s international competitiveness and help support the UK’s position as the world financial centre.

However, the path ahead remains a long one, with plenty of room for disruption. This decision has been decades in the making - it must not be decades in the execution. We hope ministers will stand firm and support a smooth planning process without any further deferrals or delays.