British govt to decide on airport capacity expansion this month

A passenger enters departures in Terminal 2 at Heathrow Airport in London. (File photo: Reuters)

The British government decision on whether to build new airport capacity at London’s Heathrow or Gatwick will be announced in October, the Prime Minister’s spokesman said on Monday.

Prime Minister Theresa May had said earlier this month that the decision would be made “shortly”.

Heathrow, Britain and Europe’s busiest airport, and smaller rival Gatwick, have been battling for government approval to build an extra runway for years, with the repeatedly delayed decision pushed back again after Britons voted to leave the EU in June.

Last Update: Wednesday, 20 May 2020 KSA 09:48 - GMT 06:48