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Branson wants Heathrow expansion

Virgin boss Sir Richard Branson claims plans for a new airport in the Thames Estuary would lead to the closure of Heathrow with devastating consequences.

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Branson: 'More Heathrow runways'

Virgin boss Sir Richard Branson claims plans for a new airport in the Thames Estuary would lead to the closure of Heathrow with devastating consequences.

The boss of the Crawley-based airline says he believes that would be wrong and that the Government must seriously consider expanding Heathrow.

The Government has ruled out a third runway at Heathrow and is about to publish a long awaited consultation on future aviation policy in the region.

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