After spending over £40 million on the arrangements, Gatwick airport has been given clearance to accept flights by the Airbus A380.
The huge aircraft was descibed as ‘the future of aviation’, and is expected to help the airport bring in nearly 8million more passengers per year by 2018.
Former prime minister Gordon Brown supported the call for a new runway at Heathrow for the economic benefit the expansion could bring.
The new Lib Dem, Conservative coalition, headed up by David Cameron, will also refuse any additional runways at Gatwick and Stansted, bringing a definitive end to the debate which was in the High Court [...]
As if Heathrow was not busy enough – BAA are to launch a public consultation into the building of a third runway at Heathrow Airport, though they don’t intend to push the matter until after a general election.
The new runway has been backed by MPs, though the Conservative party are reported to be opposed to [...]