Boris speaks to Denver Mayor about airport relocation

The Mayor of Denver arrives in London today to be quizzed by the Mayor of London about his experience of successfully relocating a major international airport.

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Mayor of Denver successfully relocated US airport

Mayor of Denver Michael B Hancock will be discussing airport relocation with Mayor Boris Johnson today Credit: Reuters

Officials from Denver will tell the Mayor today how he managed to successfully relocate Stapleton International Airport in 1989.

Despite a law suit against the city brought by local residents incensed by aircraft noise pollution, and opposition from major airlines who claimed demand for a new airport was non-existent, they successfully relocated the airport to a new site outside the city with room for 12 runways.

The team from Denver are also expected to meet with officials from the Davies Commission, who are considering where best to locate new aviation capacity in the southeast.