The UK House of Commons has voted to approve the expansion of Heathrow airport, the UK government won the vote by 415 to 119, a majority of 296 votes. the news was welcomed immediately by business groups and airlines. Craig Kreeger, CEO of Virgin Atlantic, said that the company firmly believes that Heathrow is the “right choice for expansion” since it is uniquely placed to support continued growth in UK trade and tourism and sends “a strong signal to the world that we’re open for business”. Kreeger also highlighted the need for increased slots at the airport to provide more
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