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UK Conservatives may be open to third runway for Heathrow

14-Jun-2012 9:58 AM

UK's Conservative Party is reportedly open to the option of building a third runway for London Heathrow Airport, according to a 13-Jun-2013 report in the Financial Times. Prime Minister David Cameron would not rule out the Conservatives campaigning at the next election for the runway, whilst the current coalition agreement does not allow for it. The time and cost of construction for a new Thames Estuary airport is believed to be a factor in the decision together with the knowledge that Heathrow is losing out to other European airports which are not already at full capacity.