Heathrow expansion is the right choice, says airport chief

The man in charge of Heathrow Airport has once again insisted that expansion at the west London hub is the “right choice” ahead of the long-awaited government decision which is expected later this month.

John Holland-Kaye said: “Heathrow is the right choice to help make Britain stronger and fairer for everyone – that’s why there is such broad support across the UK, from Newquay to Inverness, for our plans – and we stand ready to deliver the runway that will keep Britain a confident, outward-looking trading nation as soon as we get the green light from government.”

But prime minister Theresa May has indicated that the formal process would need further consultation before an eventual vote by MPs.