Northern powerhouse at risk from south-east bias, says airport boss
Manchester airport chief says government ‘paranoia’ over Heathrow expansion harms efforts to close north-south economic divide
The northern powerhouse risks being derailed by the government’s “absolute paranoia” over Heathrow expansion and an “over-emphasis on the south-east at the expense of everywhere else”, the managing director of Manchester airport has said.
In a stark message to Theresa May, who is due to decide this month on the contentious third runway at Heathrow airport, Ken O’Toole said ministers needed to draw up a national aviation policy to address the north-south economic divide.
Source: Guardian Transport