BAA Scraps Runway Plans for Heathrow and Stansted

25 May 2010 (Last Updated May 25th, 2010 18:30)

Plans to build a third runway at Heathrow Airport and a second runway at Stansted Airport in the UK have been scrapped by the British Airports Authority (BAA). BAA abandoned its plans after the newly elected government in Britain was sworn in. Both parties in the coalition had

Plans to build a third runway at Heathrow Airport and a second runway at Stansted Airport in the UK have been scrapped by the British Airports Authority (BAA).

BAA abandoned its plans after the newly elected government in Britain was sworn in.

Both parties in the coalition had been vocal about their opposition to the new runways.

BAA previously supported the Heathrow expansion plan to add extra capacity, arguing that without it London would lose business to rival European cities.