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.
Thames Estuary Airport Plan Inches Forward
Last Updated 10 November 2008