Heathrow Airport has published an ‘election-style’ manifesto in a bid to gain more support for its expansion plans.
While the Airports Commission has come out in favour of Heathrow expansion over rival plans at Gatwick and Thames Estuary, or ‘Boris Island’ as it is commonly referred to, the Government has yet to make its final decision.
Heathrow claims its plans would deliver a £211 billion boost to the economy and provide up to 180,000 jobs.
The manifesto says that an expanded Heathrow would also lead to new domestic routes, with Newquay “on the shortlist” to be connected to the UK’s only ‘hub’ airport.
Heathrow chief executive, John Holland-Kaye, said: “Economic security, opportunity for people in every part of Britain, outward looking abroad but fair to our neighbours at home – that is the promise of our manifesto.”
The Government is expected to make a final decision shortly after the EU Referendum on June 23.