Airports Commission process

The Airports Commission, chaired by Sir Howard Davies, has shortlisted two options to maintain the UK’s status as an international aviation hub: Heathrow and Gatwick. Of the two, only Heathrow has the infrastructure and the capacity to make long-distance flights to new trade partners viable. Find out more about the Airports Commission process here.

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Airports Commission process

In September 2012 the Airports Commission was set-up by the Government to examine the need for additional UK airport capacity and to make recommendations on how this could be met in the short, medium and long term. We’ve outlined the Commission process below.