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Yes, Prime Minister

Now that the Airports Commission has made its recommendation for a new North West runway at Heathrow, it is for Government to make a decision later this year.

Heathrow Airport would appreciate your support by signing the below letter to the Prime Minister, asking the Government to implement the Airports Commission’s recommendation.

Click here to email your support.

If you have any questions please contact Richard Dilks, rdilks@londonfirst.co.uk

 

Open Letter to the Prime Minister

Prime Minister,

The independent Airports Commission has made a clear recommendation that Heathrow is the right location for airport expansion. Heathrow’s new expansion plan ensures this can be done sustainably. The Commission’s final recommendation follows nearly three years of extensive consultation, evidence gathering and analysis. Now your Government must support this recommendation to expand Heathrow.

Heathrow puts Britain right at the heart of the global economy and has helped it become one of the world’s great trading nations.

But Heathrow – the UK’s only hub airport – has been operating at capacity for the past decade. This lack of hub capacity is holding back the growth of UK businesses who want to fly directly to emerging markets; trade and transport their goods via air freight; create more jobs and connect to the UK’s regions.

The Commission is clear: further delay will be increasingly costly and will be seen, nationally and internationally, as a sign that the UK is unwilling or unable to take the steps needed to maintain its position as a well-connected open trading economy in the twenty first century.

Now is the time for Government decision and action. Your Government must support UK businesses by implementing the Airports Commission’s recommendation and expand Heathrow.

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