Tuesday, June 18, 2024

Blocked expansion of Heathrow Airport is unlikely to be the last, says GlobalData

Heathrow’s plans to expand, which included plans for a third runway, were ruled unlawful on 27 February. Johanna Bonhill-Smith, travel and tourism analyst at GlobalData, a leading data and analytics company, offers her view on the future situation for UK airports. “Many airlines were banking on the third runway expansion at Heathrow airport to reach […]

Government chooses not to appeal Heathrow verdict

The UK government has chosen not to appeal today’s court ruling that the expansion of Heathrow will be unlawful. However, Heathrow will challenge the decision as they believe there is possibility to expand with a third runway that will be in line with the Paris Agreement.

Heathrow is still optimistic for expansion

Heathrow Airport have released a statement in response to today’s court ruling against the expansion of the airport and the third runway. The airport are optimistic that their plans will be successful and will contribute to a ‘Global Britain’ in a more sustainable way. “The Court of Appeal dismissed all appeals against the government – […]

Heathrow’s expansion plans blocked by court

The UK’s court of appeal has ruled in favour of London mayor Sadiq Khan, Hillingdon Council and various environmental groups, including Greenpeace, as they rule the third runway expansion of Heathrow illegal. The expansion was ruled illegal as ministers had not assessed how this expansion will be consistent with the Paris agreement targets, that aim […]

Heathrow expansion decision delayed again

A UK government decision on whether a third runway at Heathrow Airport should be approved has been delayed until at least the middle of 2016 to carry out further environmental impacts. The government had been expected to formally respond to the Airports Commission, which it appointed to evaluate increasing aviation capacity in 2012, by the […]