London’s Heathrow and Gatwick airports have been identified as possible sites for new runways to boost airport capacity around London. In an interim report, published Dec. 17, the Airports Commission put on ice options for a new-build airport in the Thames Estuary due to the high cost — beginning at £112 billion ($182 billion) — and because it presented “many challenges and uncertainties.” Despite describing Heathrow as full in 2010 and Gatwick due to be at full capacity by ...


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