Heathrow Reveals Options For Third, Fourth Runway

By Anthony Osborne tony.osborne@aviationweek.com
Source: AWIN First

Heathrow Airport had studied a range of options before proposing the three runway locations. Earlier this year, Aviation Week reported on a Heathrow consultation document that suggested two locations for a new four-runway airport west and northwest of London, in Berkshire and Oxfordshire.

A recent report by Heathrow Airport and architectural and planning consultants AECOM and Quod said that the U.K. is best served by a single hub airport, rather than splitting hub operations between Heathrow and an expanded London Gatwick or London Stansted.

The Airports Commission, launched to examine U.K. airport capacity, later this year will issue recommendations to improve the U.K.’s airport capacity for the next five years. But longer term recommendations, such as Heathrow’s initiatives revealed today, will not be announced until summer 2015.

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