Post-election indecision will halt airport expansion in south-east, says BA boss

Post-election indecision will halt airport expansion in south-east, says BA boss

Willie Walsh also warns cost of three competing runway schemes at Heathrow and Gatwick are a political barrier

Post-election indecision will scupper the building of any more runways in the south-east, according to British Airways boss Willie Walsh – despite pledges from the main parties to respond to the Airports Commission’s verdict on expanding Gatwick or Heathrow.

Walsh, who is chief executive of BA’s parent company IAG, said there needed to be “political consensus across all the parties – not just coalition partners – before you can have any confidence that anything will come about. I don’t see any evidence of change in the outlook.”

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Source: Guardian Transport

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