According to officials at Heathrow, research from JLS Consulting proves that there have not been cities that were successful in splitting demand between more than one airport. To do so in Britain would compromise its prosperity, the airport warns. The report stated that carriers from the Gulf are basing their service around single hubs, which makes it hard to split among more than one airport. "However convenient it would be to believe that London could be the first, we cannot bet the U.K.'s economic prosperity on wishful thinking. The U.K. can only benefit from improved long haul connections by building a bigger hub airport," said Colin Matthews, Heathrow's chief executive.
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