LHR 3rd runway backed by Airports Commission

FrugalFlyerv2.0

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Looks like good news for UK and BA.
Unfortunately, it will take quite a while to build and there are some morons that still oppose it.
 
http://www.bbc.com/news/business-33340565
The Airports Commission has backed a third Heathrow runway, saying it will add £147bn in economic growth and 70,000 jobs by 2050.
The idea of expanding Heathrow has always been surrounded by controversy because of its location in a heavily built-up area. Nearly 800 homes would have to be demolished to build the new runway.
Mr Johnson, who is also a Conservative MP, has consistently been a vocal opponent of plans for a new runway at Heathrow.
Mr Johnson has proposed in the past a new airport in the Thames estuary.
The new runway would cost £17.6bn to deliver. Road and rail links around the airport would also have to be substantially changed, which could cost up to £5bn.
 
 

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Every time I read something about LHR expansion of runways, I am astounded again that there are only two runways at one of the world's most important (not necessarily largest) airports.