Heathrow’s Proposed Expansion Sparks Debate on Economy and Environment
The ambitious new Heathrow plans may be wildly optimistic, but they’re likely succeed in steamrolling their adversaries with at least some degree of expansion.
Excerpt from The Verge
Heathrow’s unplanned beginnings and burgeoning popularity have combined to create a chronic problem for the airport: demand for its services continually exceeds the available supply. In a March 2013 submission to the UK Airports Commission, Heathrow Airport Limited reports that it’s “already operating at its permitted capacity.”
Even with 70 million passengers and 1.5 million metric tons of cargo passing through Heathrow annually, business leaders maintain that greater expansion is absolutely essential. Without it, the argument goes, the surrounding region risks losing jobs as well as its international competitiveness…