Gatwick and Heathrow airport have been told they will have to wait longer to find out which airport will be granted permission to build a new runway.
Both airports have put their cases forward claiming they are the best option. Gatwick Airport has said they will invest millions of pounds by providing routes to smaller airports, but it seems no matter what both airports promise, they might have to wait another year for the result.
Sir Howard David, the chairman of the Airports Commission, has said he is taking in more evidence on how the new runway will effect pollution. After the Supreme Court ruled the UK has to do more to improve air quality, he knows his choice could damage the plans that have been put into place.
Both Heathrow and Gatwick Airport are in the running for the new runway, but it seems Heathrow maybe the winners. Heathrow Airport has the option of building a new runway or existing one of the two existing runways, which make them a more attractive contender.
Many believe, if Gatwick Airport is given the go-ahead to build a new runway, Heathrow Airport would appeal, which would mean more delays in the runway being built.