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IATA`s JEANNIOT – Aviation deserves some good news such as Terminal 5 at Heathrow Airport

Our industry could do with some good news after the past two very difficult months, said IATA<.> Director General & CEO Pierre J. Jeanniot, welcoming the UK government decision to go ahead with the new Terminal 5 facility at Heathrow<.>

Our industry could do with some good news after the past two very difficult months, said IATA<.> Director General & CEO Pierre J. Jeanniot, welcoming the UK government decision to go ahead with the new Terminal 5 facility at Heathrow<.>.



Heathrow remains a major world airport for international air transfers – but it has suffered an acute terminal capacity shortage for many years. When it opens for business in 2007, Terminal 5 will give it some margin of capacity and the UK some chance of remaining among the lead nations in European civil aviation.



The Director General concluded, Facilities such as Terminal 5 are going to be needed at several locations, in Europe and elsewhere in the world. But for an industry with a historical growth rate of 5-7 percent a year, we must ensure that such facilities do not take 14 years from planning permission application to their first opening!



Nevertheless, the Terminal 5 decision serves as a reminder that civil aviation is and will continue to be a success story – for the UK, for Europe, for the world.

Theodore Koumelis
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