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Ryanair Boss Tells the World What He Thinks of Heathwick
by Fiona Scott October 12th, 2011
For those that do not know, there has recently been a new proposed rail link. Apparently, this rail would follow under the M25 and pretty much connect Heathrow and Gatwick airports. This new route would be called Heathwick. The whole point of this project is to make traveling between the two airports quicker. However, it does not appear that everyone is happy with the plans.
According to the Department of Transport, this new plan is going to cost about £5 billion. They also want everyone to note that the plan has not been officially decided on. In fact, it is just under consideration at this point.
Recently, a number of airlines in the UK have announced their disappointment with this proposed link. However, very few airlines have been as vocal about it as Ryanair. This is because the boss of Ryanair, Michael O’Leary, has come out and told the world just what he thinks about this new link.
Mr. O’Leary, who is the chief executive of Ryanair, said that the government has no policy on aviation whatsoever. They do not have a particular expertise in tunneling either. In fact, the last tunnel that they did, the Eurotunnel, went bankrupt before it was even open.
Of course, O’Leary did not stop there. He went on to tell the government what it really needs to do. He said this money should really go to building three additional runways. The three should be split up between Gatwick, Stansted, and Heathrow. This could be done for as little as £150 million to £200 million in each of the three airports. In the end, it would cost less than making this tunnel.