The UK government is on the verge of yet another attempt to solve the thorny problem of airport capacity for London. This summer, it will start consultations both on how to ensure the capital retains its role as a major hub and also to look at the wider issue of commercial aviation in the UK. Whether this initiative will be any more successful than those that have littered the nation’s civil aviation history over the past 50 years remains to be seen. Airport operators, airlines ...

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