17.11.2013 - News

London plans to build a new airport

Airport with six runways can be built at the mouth of the Thames River about 50 miles east of central London.


This idea formed the Mayor of London, Boris Johnson, is part of the solution to the crisis aviation facilities in London. Airport can be built over seven years with a budget of about £ 47,3 billion ($ 76 billion).

New London aviavuzol be called London Britannia Airport and is located on an artificial island created specifically for the airport , according to the consortium Testrad.

Reuters notes that “the British government and business groups want to increase the number of flights in a rapidly growing economy to provide for the UK to connect to lots of shopping opportunities. Heathrow Airport, the largest airport in London and is currently working at 99% of its capacity , as several new runways are needed.”

Reuters reported that the plan will be presented on Monday in the House of Lords.

“This project allows to avoid flying over densely populated areas of London, completely removing the noise and the negative impact that plagued millions of people around and around London for the past 40 years,” – said a spokesman Testrad.

Testrad says the BBC said that the location of runways at that airport ”  allow simultaneous operation of three or four aircraft 24 hours a day in all weather conditions. ” Testrad adds that, according to his proposal Heathrow likely have to close in order to support the new center .

Find a way to expand the storage capacity has been a burning issue in London. Reuters says that at the beginning of this year, the head of airports Heathrow, Gatwick and Stansted zaklykly government to build additional runways , but these plans have been strongly rejected by Johnson.

Author: Anastasiia Trepyton
Source: usatoday.com