The Airports Commission has three options for runway expansions, two of which are at Heathrow, but nothing will happen before the election.
A new study says the effect of air pollution on human health would be less if a new hub airport was built off North Kent
An independent commission tasked with finding new runways in the region will consider a new airport in the Thames Valley, it's believed.
It's a private airport for the executive jets of the rich and famous. But anti-noise campaigners say plans to change the flight paths for Farnborough Airport will mean misery for those living underneath the routes in Berkshire, Hampshire and Surrey.
Under the new plan there will be dedicated flight paths for aircraft landing and taking off. It means areas like Fleet and Church Crookham will see less flights overhead. But small villages like Crondall and Ewshot would see an increase.
The number of flights from Farnborough could almost double to 50 thousand over the next five years. Our Transport Correspondent, Mike Pearse, reports.
While many believe another runway is needed in our region, few want it in their back yard. Although the expansion of Heathrow could create thousands more jobs, it would also bring more aircraft noise and pollution. And in some cases whole communities could be wiped out.
Chris Maughan has been finding out what the expansion of Heathrow would mean for those living under the flightpath.
The Travel expert Simon Calder gives his opinion on today's Davies report on airport expansion.
Plans for a Thames Estuary airport were first proposed in the 1970s. But the idea was given new impetus five years ago by the London Mayor, Boris Johnson who proposed an airport off the Isle of Sheppey.
The architect Lord Foster suggested a hub airport on the Isle of Grain and there's even a proposal to build at Goodwin Sands, near Dover.
Our reporter, John Ryall has been in north Kent to find out what people there think.
The Davies report into the future of aviation in the South highlights that airport expansion is desperately needed in the south east - but few people want a new runway in their backyard. While growth could create more jobs, it would also bring more aircraft noise and pollution.
Gatwick Airport still has a lot of spare capacity. But, is a new runway even necessary? Our correspondent Malcolm Shaw has been looking at the arguments.
The Davies report into plans for the future expansion of airports in the South has not included a shortlisting for a potential Thames Estuary airport. However the option has not been completely ruled out.
If an airport were to be built in the Thames Estuary it would impact on thousands of people in North Kent. For reaction from Westminster here's our political correspondent Phil Hornby.
Natalie Bennett, the Leader of the Green Party, tells ITV Meridian that there is no need for any airport development in the south east. And she repeats her party's belief that an estuary airport option is the worst of all possible worlds. She's been talking to our reporter Kevin Harrison.
Sir Roger Gale MP tells Meridian that for every passing day of "dither and delay" the UK is losing out to the European mainland - and that Manston has a role to play - at least in the short term.
The Freight Transport Association (FTA) said the interim report published today underlines the need for new airport capacity in the south east.
The three shortlisted options include a third runway at Heathrow, lengthening an existing runway at Heathrow and a new runway at Gatwick.
Chris Welsh, FTA's General Manager said: "We welcome the report’s confirmation that there is a need for additional runway capacity in the south east, something FTA has long called for. his additional runway capacity is urgently needed to enhance the global air cargo hub status of Heathrow.
"Maintaining a global hub located in the UK is vital to the economy and our international competitiveness is likely to be impaired unless current airport capacity is expanded to cater for growth in international trade.”