Ryanair boss Micheal O'Leary: 'UK airports need more runways'
Ryanair supremo says politicians can continue to 'f**k' around for another 10 years but expansion is 'inevitable'
Ryanair boss Michael O’Leary expects three more runways to be built at Heathrow, Gatwick and Stansted and says locals should not be able to block plans because they “chose to be a resident under a flight path”.
The airline supremo said it was “inevitable” that politicians would “fix London with three more runways. One at Heathrow, one at Gatwick, and one at Stansted. Boom. It’s going to happen. They’ll f*** around for another 10 years but then the pressure will become so great, each will get another runway.”
Stansted, where Ryanair has a base, will expand first, he believes, followed by Gatwick and Heathrow. “There are very few residents in Stansted. It’s all green fields, so it’s the obvious one. At Heathrow, residents shouldn’t be allowed to block expansion — it’s ridiculous. You chose to be a resident under the flight path.
“The flight path is getting quieter, aircraft have got significantly quieter over the last 10 years. But if you bought a house besides Heathrow, you knew where it was. If you’re not happy, move. All the houses next to the airport have risen in value over the last 10 years. Move!”
It comes three months after O’Leary said he had decided to remove himself from the public eye in a bid to “stop unnecessarily p***ing people off”.
But he now claims airports expansion in the South-East should be taken out of the hands of “gaming” politicians and described the current proposal for Heathrow as “mad”.
He said: “It involves closing and moving the M25 — that makes Boris’s Thames Estuary concept look like a sensible planning idea. Closing and moving the M25? They must be insane.”
- 1 Woman and two children killed by mob in riots over 'blasphemous' Facebook post in Pakistan
- 2 Christians: The world's most persecuted people
- 3 The secret report that helps Israelis to hide facts
- 4 Danish TV reporter is all business up top, all party down below
- 5 Denmark bans kosher and halal slaughter as minister says ‘animal rights come before religion’
Woman and two children killed by mob in riots over 'blasphemous' Facebook post in Pakistan
Israel-Gaza conflict: The children were playing in the street with toy guns. The air strikes were tragically real
Danish TV reporter is all business up top, all party down below
Syria conflict: Syrian and Turkish Kurds unite to battle Isis threat - ‘We shoot them like sheep, but next day double the number return’
Ross Burden dead: MasterChef and Ready Steady Cook star, dies aged 45
The secret report that helps Israelis to hide facts
A day in the life of Vladimir Putin: The dictator in his labyrinth
A new Russian revolution: The cracks are starting to appear in Putin’s Kremlin power bloc
Were 'Poor Doors' added to mixed developments so wealthy residents don't have to go in alongside social housing tenants?
Arizona execution lasts two hours as killer Joseph Wood left 'snorting and gasping' for air
Opponents of Israel's military operation in Gaza are the real enemies of Middle Eastern peace
iJobs Money & Business
Data Governance Manager (Solvency II) – Contract – Up to £450 daily rate, 6 month (may go Permanent)
£350 - £450 Per Day: Clearwater People Solutions Ltd: We are currently looking...
£500 - £560 per day: Orgtel: Java Developer FX - Banking - London - Up to £560...
£350 - £400 per day + competitive: Orgtel: My client, a leading bank, is curre...
£26000 - £30000 per annum + Benefits: Ashdown Group: Account Manager - (Produc...