Thames Estuary Airport Plan Inches Forward

Dean Nicholas
By Dean Nicholas Last edited 119 months ago
Thames Estuary Airport Plan Inches Forward

Seems that Boris Johnson wasn't just suffering from air rage when he promised a Thames Estuary airport. Despite the various difficulties such a development would engender, the Mayor is set to appoint the civil engineer responsible for Hong Kong's floating airport to study its feasibility. Mr. Johnson's opposition to a third Heathrow runway is well known, a view he shares with his own party alongside a number of Labour MPs, while a new group argues that, by shifting more of London's connecting air traffic - which brings little in economic benefit - to the Continent, airport expansion could be avoided altogether.

Last Updated 10 November 2008