* items include readers letters

1 JUNE 2015

YOUR WORDS


Readers are invited to add their comments to any story. Click on the article to see and add.

BTN DISTRIBUTION

BTN also goes out by email every Sunday night at midnight (UK time). To view this edition click here.

Index

Email this Page
Bookmark

The Business Travel News
PO Box 758
Edgware HA8 4QF
United Kingdom
+44 (0)20 8952 8383
info@btnews.co.uk
© 2021 Business Travel News Ltd.

Article from BTNews 1 JUNE 2015

Heathrow v Gatwick

Following Gatwick’s media round last Friday which featured prominently in London TV, radio and press Heathrow Airport Ltd issued the following statement. (see Gatwick v Heathrow in this issue

“Heathrow operates lawfully, and the Airports Commission has been clear that the Heathrow Northwest Runway proposal can be delivered within legal air quality limits and will not delay EU compliance.

There are two locations adjacent to the M4 approximately two kilometres north of the airport, at Hillingdon and Hayes, where EU air quality limits are currently not met.  These are characteristic of the broader problem London faces with traffic pollution and do not equate to an exceedance of air quality limits due to the airport.  The contribution of the airport is low at these locations: 16% at Hillingdon and 6% at Hayes.

Heathrow understands air quality is a real concern for local communities and an issue London needs to tackle urgently.  We have a good track record of improving air quality, and have reduced emissions from airport activity by 16% over five years.  For example by incentivising airlines to bring their cleanest, quietest aircraft to Heathrow.”

The recent Supreme Court judgement has helped to focus the attention of government, local authorities and industries on the need for concerted and prompt action to decrease vehicle emissions”.

The full statement can be seen on  http://mediacentre.heathrow.com/pressrelease/details/81/Expansion%20News_23/4645

Index/Home page
 

OUR READERS' FINEST WORDS (All times and dates are GMT)

All comments are filtered to exclude any excesses but the Editor does not have to agree with what is being said. 100 words maximum


No one has commented yet, why don't you start the ball rolling?


Add your comment

First Name
Surname
Email Address
Company (Not obligatory)
Country/City
Comment
- You must be a registered subscriber using the email address entered to submit a comment, or you will be sent a confirmation email before your comment will appear.
- Your comment will be checked before appearing, which may take several working hours.
www.btnews.co.uk