Bracknell News - Daisy Waites

Just days after speculation that Heathrow was scrapping plans to build a third runway, the airport has responded to the rumours.

The Sunday Times reported on Sunday, February 25, that under a new strategy, the third runway - and its team - were being "shelved" in favour of exploring other options to increase passenger flow in and out of the airport.

However, a Heathrow spokesperson has said: “The speculation in the Sunday Times is wrong, and the plans and actions described are not reflective of our strategy for future growth.

Heathrow has confirmed it is looking to optimise the current airport to "achieve short-term growth" within the current infrastructure, but longer term, they continue to review plans for added capacity.

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