Third Runway debate not over – new IHS Jane’s Analysis

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Analysis on the third runway at Heathrow from Ben Vogel, Editor of IHS Jane’s Aviation Review

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“The decision by the Airports Commission to back a third runway at Heathrow is not very surprising, as it always seemed to be the path of least resistance and had the backing of UK businesses and airlines.”

“However, the battle is not over: Gatwick may seek a judicial review of the Commission’s findings, anti-expansion activists are doubtless planning similar challenges and direct action, and several high-profile figures in the ruling Conservative Party (notably Boris Johnson) have made it clear that a third runway at Heathrow is undesirable.”

“The debate will continue, regardless of today’s announcement. To paraphrase Winston Churchill: Now this is not the end. It is not even the beginning of the end. But it is, perhaps, the end of the beginning.”

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