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Heathrow Airport to Expand

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) urged the UK government to shore-up its international air connectivity by focusing on a cost-effective expansion of London Heathrow Airport and achieving early clarity on post-Brexit issues.

The UK Department for Transport’s Draft National Policy Statement notes that a third runway at the airport will create GBP200 billion (EUR226 billion) in economic value and support up to 110,000 jobs.

“Expanding Heathrow is about building prosperity. It should be a priority for the UK. And facing the post-Brexit world makes it even more urgent,” said Alexandre de Juniac, CEO, IATA.