London’s Heathrow and Gatwick airports have been identified as possible sites for new runways to boost airport capacity around London. In its Dec. 17 interim report, the Airports Commission put on ice options for an new-build airport in the Thames Estuary, because of high cost—beginning at £112 billion ($183 billion)—and because they presented “many challenges and uncertainties.” Despite describing Heathrow as full in 2010 and Gatwick due to be at full ...

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