Mayor to announce airport expansion preference

Boris Johnson pictured at a rally against Heathrow expansion in April. Credit: PA

The Mayor of London will announce his chosen hub airport options for submission to the Davies Commission on the future of aviation capacity in the UK this morning.

According to a report in The Telegraph, Boris Johnson will reveal that he believes a new airport on the Isle of Grain in North Kent has the "greatest potential."

The move could put the mayor on a collision course with David Cameron, who removed Transport Secretary Justine Greening from her position last year after she campaigned against expansion at Heathrow.


Boris sets out airport plans

London Mayor Boris Johnson has put forward a plan for new four-runway airport on the Isle of Grain on the Hoo Peninsula in Kent as part of his suggestions for increasing aviation capacity.