Big Three London Airports Call For Extra Capacity

By Tony Osborne
Source: Aviation Week & Space Technology

Stansted's new owner, the Manchester Airport Group, is also proposing capacity growth through the creation of a second runway, as well as a four-runway hub airport growing from the current airport site.

The Airport Commission now faces a minefield of conflicting ideas and policies, the nub of which remains whether the U.K. needs to have a single hub airport, or whether the burden of traffic should be more equally shared among a constellation of airports. Later this year, the commission will report its findings and recommendations to improve capacity over the next five years, but its longer-term recommendations won't be announced until the summer of 2015, after the next general election.

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