Posted on 1st September 2015 at 4:29pm
PM Says Government Will Decide On New Runway By End Of The Year
The Prime Minister after the Airports Commission report backed Heathrow Airport for the third runway, said they would make their final decision by the end of the year.
However, not everyone believes this will be possible with the opposition to a third runway being built.
Opposition to Heathrow
David Cameron, who said the government would fully digest the report and promises they will announce by the end of the year, is being accused of being scared of London Mayor and Uxbridge MP Boris Johnson.
The Labour Party, who supports the report recommendation in giving Heathrow Airport the new runway, said some Conservative MPs and Boris Johnson oppose Heathrow Airport getting the new runway.
EasyJet has announced if Heathrow Airport is given the new runway then they will launch up to 200 new flights, which means more job creation and lower flight prices.
Protestors Not Giving Up
Although the majority of the airlines support Heathrow Airport for the third runway, many protestors believe the runway should be given to a smaller airport around the country. These protestors feel Heathrow Airport and Gatwick Airport can continue to offer a great service without a new runway.
If David Cameron does manage to make a decision by the end of the year, it does not mean the runway will go ahead. The protestors are determined to keep fighting against the runway and with rumoured legal proceedings against the new runway, it could mean the start of building the new runway could be many years away.