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MPs say build third runway

The solution to the regions aviation crisis is a third runway at Heathrow and not a new airport in the Thames Estuary, according to the Transport Select Committee.

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A third runway at Heathrow is "necessary"

Heathrow – the UK’s only hub airport – has been short of capacity for a decade and is currently operating at full capacity. We conclude that a third runway at Heathrow is necessary, but also suggest that a four-runway proposal may have merit, especially if expanding to locate two new runways westwards from the current site could curb the noise experienced by people affected under the flight path.

– Louise Ellman, chair of the House of Commons’ Transport Committee

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