Business and trade unions appear to have broadly welcomed the prospect of a third runway at Heathrow Airport in West London.
Terry Scuoler, chief executive of EEF, the manufacturers' organisation, said:
Heathrow is a global freight hub and the clear preference for manufacturers with a business need for aviation expansion. Today's recommendation that Heathrow should be allowed to expand is the right one for industry and the country.
After years of political manoeuvring over the future expansion of Heathrow Airport, there has been an important development this lunchtime.
Here are the key statistics in the Airport Commission's proposal for a new runway at Heathrow.
The Airports Commission is to publish its report and recommendations on whether an extra runway should be built at Gatwick or Heathrow.