British Airways boss threatens to shift business abroad

A British Airways aircraft comes into land at Heathrow Airport in west London on February 18, 2015The boss of British Airways’ parent group on Monday threatened to develop the business abroad rather than in Britain after the government further delayed a decision on expanding airport capacity. Prime Minister David Cameron had promised a decision on where to expand airport capacity in southeast England by the end of the year, but last week said no decision would be taken until at least the middle of next year. The government said it needed to assess environmental impact, but business leaders who have lobbied hard for a third runway at London’s Heathrow, Europe’s busiest airport, condemned the delay as “gutless”.

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