Willie Walsh (right), head of International Airlines Group, owner of Aer Lingus
Heathrow’s controversial third runway.
“This means I sometimes have to make difficult decisions [Said Willie Walsh] and ultimately the buck stops with me. If the [British] Government continues to dither over a new runway, then I’ll move my business elsewhere. We now have airlines in Dublin and Madrid, and can expand our business there, supporting the strengthening Irish and Spanish economies.”
“This is not just fighting talk — we have the practical ability to expand elsewhere.
This means Spain and Ireland will get the economic benefits and new jobs from our expansion plans, while the UK Government twiddles its thumbs and watches as the world progresses around it.”
Thanks Colm King