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Heathrow Hub responds to the Airports Commission Final Report

Heathrow Hub, the independent proposal to expand Heathrow by extending the northern runway, welcomes the decision by the Airports Commission to select Heathrow Airport as the location for expanding UK airport capacity.

We are, however, disappointed the Airports Commission's Final Report did not select our own proposal and instead chose Heathrow Airport Ltd’s north west runway, the “third runway”, which has been rejected by politicians and local communities in West London before and may be so again.

 

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Our Proposal

Heathrow Hub is the smart and independent solution to UK airport expansion, one of three options shortlisted by the Airports Commission.

Led by Captain William ‘Jock’ Lowe, Concorde’s longest serving pilot, this practical solution could quickly and safely increase Heathrow’s capacity. Our scheme is the least disruptive and would avoid exposing any significant new communities to noise, potentially minimise environmental and local impacts and provide an opportunity for early morning noise mitigation over large areas of West London.

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Why Heathrow?

  • Heathrow is vital to our economy, directly responsible for 1 per cent of UK GDP

  • Heathrow is a major UK employer, directly supporting around 100,000 jobs.

  • Heathrow currently connects the UK to 180 places in 85 countries

  • 72 million passengers arrived at or departed from Heathrow in 2013

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