Heathrow boss declines bonus amid Europe travel chaos
December 22nd, 2010
09:39 AM ET

Heathrow boss declines bonus amid Europe travel chaos

The chief executive of the airport operator BAA, which is responsible for London's Heathrow, says he will not be taking his bonus for 2010 following the travel chaos caused by heavy snow.

Colin Matthews said he wanted to "focus on getting people moving," but refused to comment on the size of the bonus he has declined.

"I do not want to talk about my renumeration. I will be foregoing my bonus for the calendar year 2010," he said. When questioned about a rumored "secret bonus" based on profits, Matthews said, "There is no secret bonus."

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  1. dakota

    He should have taken it and than gotten hotel rooms for those stranded. This was refreshing to read and hope he has a blessed New Year.

    December 22, 2010 at 10:07 am | Report abuse |
  2. canadian

    Wow! Very admirable!!

    Ahem, take note Wall Street!!

    December 22, 2010 at 10:38 am | Report abuse |
  3. phil

    Pls. goto "The Days Most Popular Stories" and look at the naked people. (he-he) Really, if you would be so kind to view my posts. It's imPortant. ty

    December 22, 2010 at 11:42 am | Report abuse |
  4. Brian

    It's remuneration not renumeration.

    December 22, 2010 at 12:27 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Richard in Texas

    Good PR move and a damn decent thing to do. Good show!

    December 22, 2010 at 12:35 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Frank

    People of Great Brittan,
    This man has shown class,character and dedication to your country.The Queen should pin a medal on him for this.

    December 22, 2010 at 1:44 pm | Report abuse |
  7. gillian

    screw that he is retarded so what he was responsible for the snow? take the cash and have a lobster dinner

    December 22, 2010 at 3:48 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Clem K'diddlehopper

    Lord Jesus, please, forgive me for my sins, and my sinfulness.

    December 22, 2010 at 9:04 pm | Report abuse |
  9. Misha

    That's a cosmetic preemptive move to keep his J.O.B. Don't worry he'll cash it all back when we're not looking...

    December 24, 2010 at 10:25 am | Report abuse |