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BHA response to Government announcement on Airport Expansion

Ufi Ibrahim, Chief Executive of the British Hospitality Association:

“We welcome the Government’s decision on airport expansion at Heathrow. The challenge from other European hub-airports vying to replace Heathrow is serious, especially once the United Kingdom has left the European Union. This decision demonstrates that the UK is open to visitors and investment from across the globe, and will also allow space for domestic air links to support regional tourism right across the country.”

The BHA is an active supporter of the Let Britain Fly Campaign and supported the work of the The Airports Commission which rigorously examined the evidence and concluded that a new runway at Heathrow offers the best solution. Almost three-quarters of international visitors to the UK arrive by air, accounting for 84% of all inbound visitor spending. Britain remaining Europe’s most important aviation hub is of strategic national importance.