Heathrow poll shows national public support

Heathrow Airport have released a new ComRes poll which showed more than two thirds of the public think building a third runway at Heathrow demonstrates that Britain remains ‘open for business’ after Brexit

The new polling conducted by ComRes saw majorities of respondents agreeing that the runway will help demonstrate that the country remains open for business and/or help prepare Britain for its new role in the world.

69% of those polled agreed with the statement “as the UK prepares to leave the European Union, building the additional runway at Heathrow helps demonstrate that Britain remains open for business” with only 14% of respondents in disagreement.  64% agreed that “Building an additional runway at Heathrow will help British businesses expand to new trading routes across the globe.”

Heathrow CEO John Holland-Kaye said: “An expanded Heathrow will create new routes and trade destinations to deliver the Prime Minister’s vision of a global Britain.

“The launch of the Government’s National Policy Statement consultation is a key milestone in our plans, and we look forward to working with our local communities, airlines and the Government to ensure Heathrow expansion is affordable, sustainable and benefits all of Britain.”

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