Government looks set to back Heathrow mixed mode
20.5.2008 (UK Airport News)
changing at 15:00 each day, to allow residents in different areas a break from
on both runways – to deal with peak demand and delays at the airport operated
by BAA, the newspaper claims.
to expand capacity. But they have now strongly made the case for it to increase
‘operational resilience’ – avoiding chaos hitting thousands of passengers with
delays and cancellations, according to the Standard. It says that, in reply
to a report by the Commons all-party transport committee into BAA, they said mixed
mode ‘could provide greater flexibility for the airport to cater for peak demand
and to recover from delays caused by, for example, adverse weather conditions.’
at Heathrow are likely to have their suspicions fuelled by their response.
newspaper: ‘This is a disgraceful disregard for residents. They will pay the price
for BAA’s incompetence and the Government’s unwillingness to confront it.’