Tom Thackray, CBI Infrastructure and Energy Director, said:
“This clear ruling is another important step towards bringing fifty years of indecision and delay on expanding Heathrow to a welcome close.
“Firms know we can’t wait any longer for the growth in trade we need to see if the UK is to remain a globally competitive economy.
“As Heathrow’s plans show, expansion can - and must - be delivered in a way that benefits our economy and protects our environment as we deliver our ambitious climate change targets.
“With the new global links and routes it will bring, and the opportunity to unlock jobs right across the UK, a third runway at Heathrow operational by the 2030s will set the UK on course for a bright trading future.”