City of London Corporation statement on airport capacity

In response to the Government’s approval for a third runway at Heathrow to expand UK airport capacity, Mark Boleat, Policy Chairman at the City of London Corporation said:

“The City welcomes today’s announcement on greater airport expansion for the country and a new runway for Heathrow. After much indecision over this critical element of the UK’s infrastructure, we finally have a positive outcome which will greatly benefit business.

“What this also does is send a signal to our international trading partners that we are still an outward looking country, and very much open for business.

“This vital decision ties in well with our ongoing programmes of investment from Crossrail to HS2 and will deliver growth across London and the UK.”