Heathrow Hub is a smart solution to expand the UK’s airport capacity by extending and splitting Heathrow’s existing runways, rather than creating a new one. Maitland was appointed as an adviser to Heathrow Hub in 2013 as the Airports Commission geared up to publish its interim report into Britain’s airport capacity.
To raise the profile and credibility of the relatively unknown challenger, Heathrow Hub, against almost 60 other contending bids, including from Heathrow and Gatwick airports so that it would be shortlisted as an option by the Airports Commission.
Against all odds, Heathrow Hub was one of three plans shortlisted by the Airports Commission as a solution to the UK’s shortage of runway capacity. It remains in the running to this day.