UK heading for 'economic catastrophe' over aviation

London's Mayor tore apart key parts of the Government's aviation policy today, insisting a third runway at Heathrow airport was out of the question. Boris Johnson said delays in deciding what to do also risked "economic catastrophe" for Britain. He repeated his case for a new hub airport in London.

An independent commission is currently looking into the UK's airport capacity needs
An independent commission is currently looking into the UK's airport capacity needs Credit: Press Association

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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.