The Irish Times
IAG boss Walsh warns of Dublin move for BA
Aer Lingus owner IAG has threatened to abandon Heathrow in favour of a move to Dublin or Madrid in protest over a possible expansion of the airport.
Willie Walsh, chief executive of IAG, which also includes British Airways and Iberia, warned the group would consider moving overseas if a third runway is given the go-ahead.
The British government delayed a decision on where to build a new runway yesterday, prompting angry business leaders to accuse it of putting short-term politics over the long-term national interest.
British prime minister David Cameron had promised to say by the end of the year whether he backed a £17.6 billion runway at Heathrow after a independent review named the site in densely populated west London as the preferred location.