Report calls for four-runway airport

London needs a four-runway airport at either Heathrow or Luton if the UK wants to compete with Europe, according to a report by a think tank.

The Policy Exchange study says Boris Johnson's preferred option of a new hub airport in the Thames Estuary is not practical.

Emma Walden reports.

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London 'needs more runways'

The UK needs a four-runway airport either at Heathrow or Luton if it wants to compete with other European hubs such as Paris, Frankfurt and Amsterdam, a report by a think tank said today.