Airports are a crucial economic link to opportunities for exports and inward investment, and we cannot afford to fall behind by not having enough capacity.
It is concerning that the Government appeared to rule out Heathrow even before the consultation was over, and that the decision has been delayed.
There is no doubt that we need more airport capacity, and the longer the Government delays deciding where it will be, the more chances for trade we will miss.
David Cameron has been challenged by senior backbencher Tim Yeo to show whether he's a man or a mouse over expansion at Heathrow.
The Coalition will keep its pledge not to build a third runway at Heathrow Airport despite renewed pressure, Downing Street said.