The government is saying it will respond to the Airports Commission recommendation - expected at the end of this month - by Christmas. That could mean an inexcusable delay for a one word response (which should be 'yes' ).
The Whitehall-appointed Airports Commission is expected, by the end of this month, to bring out its final report in which it will recommend whether a new runway should be built at Gatwick or Heathrow. But a report in the Financial Times said the Government could delay making a decision until Christmas. Responding to this, Paul Everitt, chief executive of aerospace national trade association ADS, said: "We need more runway capacity in south east England.