Nov 5, 2018

Heathrow Airport: ‘Urgent’ answers needed over new runway

PA The UK's aviation regulator says concerns over the cost and schedule of a new Heathrow Airport runway must be answered "Urgently and decisively". In a letter to the Department for Transport, the Civil Aviation Authority says it has concerns over Heathrow Airport Limited's "Information flow". Answers are needed to retain confidence in the third runway project, he says. In June the Cabinet finally approved a new runway plan for Heathrow, a move described by ministers as a "Historic moment" for the UK. The Department for Transport asked the Civil Aviation Authority to monitor "How well Heathrow Airport Limited is engaging" with interested parties over the £14bn-plus expansion. Specifically, Mr Moriarty wants more information about how HAL can keep a promise to hold airport charges close to current levels while ensuring a third runway is commercially viable.

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