Thursday 12th of June 2014
A low cost travel giant has a vested interest in the development plans of Heathrow Airport amid speculation of a future move.
The west London hub, of whom the travel giant does not currently operate flights from, has had an application from the airline to join its development committee.
The travel firm has applied to attend key meetings of which strategic and operational matters will be discussed.
Should Heathrow be allowed to build a third runway, more space shall be allocated for new entrants. The budget airline see this as a huge business opportunity as landing slots have been full for the past decade.
A spokesperson for the budget travel group said: “Heathrow is one of less than a handful of primary airports in Europe we don’t operate from,” the spokesman said. “We operate out of hub airports in France, in Italy, in Holland. We don’t currently [operate from Heathrow] but we’ve never said we wouldn’t in the future.”