Hoon tries to green Heathrow’s expansion

The government has decided in favour of a third runway and a sixth terminal at Heathrow airport. But it has placed several conditions on the airline industry.

Transport Secretary Geoff Hoon has decided to allow massive expansion of Heathrow airport. But he has rejected changes in airport operations which would allow a big increase in flights before a third runway and sixth terminal were built.1

Two of the options considered in the government’s consultation on the airport’s expansion, launched over a year ago, included ‘mixed mode’ operations in which the existing two runways are used s

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