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Luton could become UK's major airport

Luton Airport Photo: PA

Luton could become the UK's major airport according to a new report out this morning.

The study by the Policy Exchange, a Conservative-backed think tank, says a four runway airport should be built at either Luton or Heathrow.

The report says plans supported by the Mayor of London Boris Johnson for a new airport in the Thames Estuary would be impractical.

The report also called for a complete ban on the noisiest of aircraft at all times, a complete ban on night flights (between 11pm and 6.15am) and steeper landing angles to cut down on noise.

The Independent's Travel Editor Simon Calder on whether Luton is the answer to airport expansion.