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Business in support of new runway for London Heathrow Airport

Tue, 16 Sep, 2008

A group of 100 businesses has voiced support for the construction of a third runway at London Heathrow Airport.

Organisations including Hilton Hotels and the British Chamber of Commerce have signed a letter in the Financial Times to say that the expansion of the airport is essential for the British economy.

Richard Lambert, director general of the Confederation of British Industry, said Heathrow is full and that routes will be vulnerable if the airport cannot continue to offer competitive services.

"A third runway, built and operated within the strict environmental limits set by government, will ensure that Heathrow is able to provide the quality services that business and other travellers need," he commented.

It is expected that the government will make a decision on the third runway later this year.

London Heathrow is the busiest international airport in the world, according to the Heathrow Airport Guide, offering services to over 180 destinations worldwide with over 90 airlines.

Joe Evans

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