Heathwick News

Ryanair chief joins Heathwick criticism

11 October 2011 Airline News

Ryanair chief executive Michael O’Leary has joined the chorus of criticism following government suggestions of a high-speed rail link between Heathrow and Gatwick airports. In his usual caustic tone, O’Leary said: “They have no particular expertise in tunnelling. The last one they did was the Eurotunnel; which went bankrupt even before it opened.”

British airlines scorn Heathwick proposals

British airlines scorn Heathwick proposals

10 October 2011 Airline News

A proposal for a new fast rail line linking Heathrow and Gatwick has been greeted with scepticism by airlines. The costly and lengthy development - termed ‘Heathwick’ - offers no solution to the urgent need for additional airport capacity in the south-east of England according to the Board of Airline Representatives in the UK.

Walsh attacks Heathwick plans

Walsh attacks Heathwick plans

9 October 2011 Airline News

Willie Walsh, chief executive of International Airlines Group has warned that the proposals to link Heathrow and Gatwick via a high speed rail link could be inefficient and costly.