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
Tue, Jun 23, 2015 - 5:50 AM
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.
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.