Heathrow Expansion Flash Mob and Protest Could Disrupt Travel Saturday

By Jesse Sokolow on 1 October 2016
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A British Airways plane on the tarmac at Heathrow

A British Airways plane on the tarmac at Heathrow

What is being billed as a “family-friendly flashmob” and protest could delay travelers trying to get to their flights in a timely fashion.

The Heathrow Association for the Control of Aircraft Noise is calling for the peaceful protest, which is slated to include a critical mass bike block.   The group believes that plans for a new runway either at London Heathrow or Gatwick will be “devastating” to air quality and have an adverse impact on climate change.

A decision on a third Heathrow runway was delayed in December 2015 and is now expected in October.

British Airways, which is the largest airline at Heathrow, said in a statement that it expects to operate a normal schedule on Saturday but is advising passengers to allow extra travel time to and from the airport.

Heathrow Airport said that it will manage any protest activities in conjunction with the Metropolitan Police.

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