CILT argues Heathrow best option for additional capacity

The Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport (CILT) has responded to the (UK) Airports Commission’s consultation on options for a new runway, which presented the Commission’s analysis of proposals shortlisted last year: two for expansion at Heathrow Airport and one proposal at Gatwick Airport. CILT has concluded that Heathrow is the best transport option, but that the impacts must be capped.

Based in Corby in the East Midlands CILT states that the Heathrow runway options are better from an overall transport perspective simply because the airport is closer to the centre of gravity of the population and economic activity.