ABTA doubts Heathrow third runway will be built
Government ‘runs out of momentum’ and the Conservative party continue to pledge
to block it, Travel Weekly reports that an ABTA (Association of British Travel
Agents) spokesman has warned. The group’s public affairs spokesman, George Blundell-Pound,
said political will is dying for the project.
Conservatives, who are likely to come to power next year, are opposed to the runway.
He added: ‘Building runways is not a vote winner, so you have to believe firmly
that the benefits to the economy outweigh the damage to the environment.’