International Air Transport Association Director
General and CEO Giovanni Bisignani has expressed his support to the
decision by the U.K. Government decision to add a third runway at London
“The U.K. Government made the right decision.
The third runway allows Heathrow to grow, and, more importantly,
it will be an enormous economic catalyst by better connecting the
London and U.K. economies to global business,” said Bisignani.
“Growth must be environmentally responsible. The
environmental restrictions on the third runway are challenging,”
“IATA’s four-pillar strategy on climate change
-focused on improved technology, effective operations, efficient
infrastructure and positive economic measures - is delivering real
results. Since 2004 we saved over 59 million tonnes of CO2.
Moreover, as a result of the efficiencies that our industry
continues to put in place, we have limited our CO2 emissions to 2%
of the global total. Our track record is impressive. And no
industry is as ambitious about its future. I am confident that the
environmental impact of the third runway can be managed
effectively,” Bisignani concluded.
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