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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.

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Boris wants new airport in Thames Estuary

The possible estuary airport is a key part of Boris' vision Credit: PA Wire

Boris Johnson is calling on the Government to build a new airport in the Thames Estuary.

The London Britannia Airport (Boris Island) includes four floating runways tethered to the sea bed.

Dismissed as a vanity project by opponents, Boris Johnson remains committed to a new hub airport in the Thames Estuary as a way of easing pressure on Heathrow.

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