Moylan – Heathrow could live with one runway

Daniel Moylan, Boris Johnson’s aviation adviser, has said he thinks Heathrow should shrink to a one-runway airport.

However, he said he thought this could survive the construction of an airport in the Thames Estuary.

He told the Telegraph that he thought Heathrow could become “a smaller point-to-point airport serving the West London and Home Counties premium leisure market”.

This is at odds with at least one of the funding plans that envisioned generating £10bn from redveloping Heathrow as a giant housing estate.

Mr Moylan said that a smaller airport would allow partial redevelopment of the site for commercial purposes, with the selling point that it is “a large site adjacent to the A40 – there must be value in that.”

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