Heathrow pushes case for expansion following EU vote
24 / 06 / 2016
Heathrow Airport has pushed its case for expansion following the UK’s vote to leave the European Union (EU) and with the possibility of a Heathow-expansion sceptic becoming the next prime minister.
Shortly after the result of the vote was announced, the airport emphasised the importance of its expansion for UK businesses.
“Only Heathrow can help Britain be the great trading nation connecting all regions of the UK to the world. It is the keystone that connects businesses of every size to markets across the world as the UK’s only global hub airport,” the airport said.
“Global connections are critical for a new outward-looking UK to help our businesses and economy to thrive – and with expansion we can deliver up to 40 new destinations on top of the 83 we serve now.
“We are confident that the Government will make the right choice for the future of the UK, putting the interests of the country first. We look forward to working with the Government and its agencies on next steps.”
Earlier today, UK Prime Minister David Cameron, who had supported remaining in the EU, announced that he planned to step down as prime minister over the coming months.
This does raise the possibility of a Heathrow expansion-sceptic such as Boris Johnson, who led the leave campaign, becoming prime minister.