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bmi welcomes Government decision on Heathrow expansion

16th January 2009 Print
Heathrow’s second largest airline, bmi, has welcomed today’s decision by the Government to give the go-ahead for the development of a third runway at Heathrow.

Tim Bye, deputy chief executive officer of bmi, said: “We congratulate the Government in making this bold decision. It will ensure that Heathrow maintains its pre-eminent position as one of the world's leading international hub airports with all of the jobs and commercial benefits that go with it. Heathrow is the UK's gateway to the world, not just London's, and provides the UK's only direct connections to a vast number of international destinations.

“If Heathrow’s development was denied it would have a far reaching impact on the whole economy of the UK. However, we fully support and endorse that any expansion must be kept within clear environmental guidelines and limitations.”