Howard Davies: Heathrow airport expansion ‘not needed at the moment’

posted on 16th June 2021 by Eddie Saunders
New dawn for third runway at Heathrow?

By Josh Martin,

The transport expert whose report gave the green light to Heathrow airport’s runway expansion has said the airport mega-project is currently not needed.

Sir Howard Davies recommended the expansion at the London airport as part of the Airports Commission report published in 2015.

The Covid-19 pandemic since then has led to a collapse in passenger numbers travelling for business or leisure.

Yesterday Davies told LBC that Heathrow “would be delighted just to fill the two runways it’s got at the moment”.