The transport secretary, Ruth Kelly, warned yesterday that failure to expand Heathrow would damage the economy and have no impact on global warming, as the government prepares to launch the campaign for a third runway at Britain’s largest airport.
The Government has abandoned its commitment to making Stansted the first airport to gain a new runway and is focusing instead on almost doubling the number of flights at Heathrow.
Thomas Cook, the travel company, yesterday laid out plans to take advantage of the boom in independent travel as it predicted that it would double operating profits in three years.
The Government will spark an environmental storm by publishing proposals which could pave the way for a major expansion of the UK’s biggest airport.
A British dad and his son aged five drowned on holiday in Spain yesterday when fierce waves swept them out to sea.
The Government looked set to spark environmental fury today by publishing plans which could lead to a new runway at Heathrow Airport.
Thomas Cook is to start selling holidays to Russian, Indian and Chinese tourists. The firm, which merged in June with MYTRAVEL to become Europe’s No 2, plans to buy other tour operators in the emerging markets.