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Heathrow is ‘dismal and dilapidated’ and looks like a ‘Second World War airport’ – London Business News | Londonlovesbusiness.com

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Emirates Airlines president has compared Heathrow to a “Second World War Airport” that needs to be built so it is fit for purpose.

Sir Tim Clark accused Heathrow of putting shareholders first, instead of striving to build and run a world class airport for their customers.

Sir Tim said that Heathrow is “dismal and dilapidated” that is “lagging” behind their rivals whilst he travelled from Terminal 3.

Sir Tim said, “It’s an old airport. I’m afraid it’s very difficult. You need to open up the whole terminal.

“Where we are based, new airports are being built employing the latest technologies to streamline the process of all the customer-facing elements.

“That is not the case at Heathrow.”

Speaking to The Telegraph Heathrow said, “Every pound we want to spend on improving airport facilities needs approval from our regulator.

“Despite having our proposals cut back in the current regulatory settlement, we will still invest £3.6bn upgrading our infrastructure over the next three years.

We will continue to invest and to work with our airline partners to build an airport fit for the future.

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