Business chiefs urge action on airport expansion

Proposals for airport expansion due next summer must lead to "spades on the ground" by 2020, a report from the Confederation of British Industry has said.

The CBI also stressed the importance of having a single hub airport in the UK with spare capacity for new routes.

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Business chiefs urge action on airport expansion

Proposals for airport expansion due next summer must lead to "spades on the ground" by 2020, a report from the Confederation of British Industry has said.

The CBI also stressed the importance of having a single hub airport in the UK with spare capacity for new routes.

Expanding Gatwick is one option the Airport Commission is looking at. Credit: Gareth Fuller/PA Wire/Press Association Images

The Airport Commission is currently looking at two potential schemes to expand Heathrow, one to expand Gatwick, as well as the so-called 'Boris Island' plan for an airport in the Thames Estuary.

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