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Video | Heathrow chief on third runway

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Heathrow chief executive John Holland-Kaye has spoken about what the West London airport will do to make a third runway viable.

Holland-Kaye this week wrote to prime minister David Cameron setting out a series of measures to support the expansion project.

These included waiting an extra hour until 5:30am before aircraft begin to land each day; allowing scrutiny of air quality measures; and creation of a skills taskforce.

Heathrow chief John Holland-Kaye on third runway pledges

 

The government-commissioned, Sir Howard Davies-led Airports Commission last summer recommended construction of a third runway at Heathrow.

Yet despite further backing for a quick approval of this plan, from MPs and contractors, ministers have put off a final decision until later this year.

 

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