Letter to The Times, 26th October 2017


Sir, Regarding your article “Heathrow runway doubt after new data revealed” (News, Oct 25), the Department for Transport’s report states: “Updated analysis . . . shows that the Heathrow north west runway scheme can be delivered without the UK breaching its air quality obligations”. Our plans target the real source of emissions — road vehicles.
We have been clear that we will expand with no more airport-related vehicles on the road than today. New public transport facilities like Crossrail, HS2 and rail links to the west and south will transform how people travel to Heathrow and ensure we reach our goal of 50 per cent of passengers travelling by sustainable transport by 2030 — on top of investment in electric vehicles and charging points at the airport.
John Holland-Kaye
Chief executive, Heathrow Airport Ltd.