The only realistic solution to the UK’s shortage of hub capacity involves a third runway at Heathrow, owner BAA has confirmed at it delivered a seven-point plan to the UK government’s Airports Commission on Friday to mitigate noise and pollution at the London hub. “Although the measures proposed are valuable, by themselves they are no substitute for providing an additional runway which is ultimately required to deliver long-haul connectivity for the UK,” BAA told the commission. In the report BAA rules out mixed runway modes for Heathrow. “The only real solution to a lack of runway capacity at our hub

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