Airport expansion: the experts' view
Guardian writers examine the pros and cons of extra runways at Heathrow and Gatwick from three different perspectives
Heathrow airport is full to bursting. The same will soon be true of Gatwick. There has been no full-length runway built in the south-east since the 1940s. The UK’s attempts to break into the big and fast-growing markets of the emerging world such as India and China will be thwarted unless it follows the lead of other European countries and upgrades its aviation infrastructure. Jobs, trade and inward investment all depend on the go-ahead for new capacity.
Source: Guardian Transport