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Britain braces for showdown over airport expansion

Whether a needed new runway should be in Heathrow or Gatwick has been hotly contested for over 25 years

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Heathrow is Britain's biggest airport and is operating at close to capacity, with established connections to emerging markets. It handles a quarter of all Britain's exports and boasts superior public transport infrastructure.

London

A DECADES-LONG battle to expand Britain's overcrowded airports is set for a crunch decision in the coming weeks, as the world's fifth largest economy seeks to resolve a row that has bedevilled successive governments and risks choking economic growth.

The UK's aviation sector

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