Policy paper

Aviation strategy: making best use of existing runways

Making best use of existing runways at airports beyond Heathrow.


The future of UK aviation: making best use of existing runways

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As a result of the Aviation strategy call for evidence and further analysis, government has set out its support of airports beyond Heathrow making best use of their existing runways, subject to related economic and environmental considerations being considered.

This document forms part of the government’s wider Aviation strategy and sets out the detail of the ‘making best use’ policy.

Published 5 June 2018