UK 'needs' four-runway airport

The UK needs a four-runway airport if it wants to compete with other European hubs such as Amsterdam, Frankfurt and Paris, a report by a think tank said today.

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Europe 'eroding' UK advantage on aviation

Boris Johnson said the Government programme to address the "looming aviation capacity crunch" was far too slow. He added: "This continued inertia is being fully exploited by our European rivals who already possess mega hub airports that they intend to use to erode our advantage.

I will continue to work with the Government and the Davies Commission, but the urgency of the situation and the lamentable attention that the Government has paid to this pressing issue has forced me to accelerate the work that I will do to develop a credible solution."

London Mayor Boris Johnson delivering his speech this morning Credit: ITV News

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