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A report out today claims that replacing Heathrow with a new hub airport would leave passengers, taxpayers and business worse off. It says a third London airport runway is essential if capacity is to be increased.
The study will be presented as evidence to the Airports Commission and argues against a new airport in the Thames Estuary, Isle of Grain or Stansted.
Earlier we spoke to John Holland-Kay, development Director at Heathrow.
Heathrow bosses say expanding the airport would be quicker and cheaper than creating a new hub airport. A report out today called 'Best placed for Britain', claims replacing Heathrow would 'leave passengers, taxpayers, and business worse off'.
It also suggests that Heathrow is better located for passengers, business and jobs than a new hub airport at Stansted or in the Thames Estuary.