Ryan Air boss Michael O’Leary has backed an extra runway at Heathrow, and branded the Estuary Airport plan as “nuts”.
Speaking to the BBC, the budget airline boss said a Thames Estuary airport would be a waste of money, and that what was needed was extra runway capacity at the existing airports.
O’Leary told the BBC; “We have long since campaigned for a second runway at Stansted, a second runway at Gatwick and a third runway at Heathrow because you have the infrastructure there. I would tear up the agreement at Gatwick and at Heathrow and I would build a second runway at Gatwick and a third runway at Heathrow – this is the only way forward. Britain is losing out to Madrid, to Paris and to Frankfurt who are pushing forward more runways at their existing hub airports.”