Press release

17 December 2013

Airports Commission recommends Isle of Grain airport proposal for further study

“We are pleased to see that the initial work by the Airports Commission has confirmed the need for increased hub capacity and recommends an Isle of Grain airport for further study in 2014. We are ready to demonstrate to the Commission that costs for our Thames Hub proposal are affordable, the transition through closing Heathrow achievable and a fear of the future unreasonable.

We look forward to engaging further with the Commission and to continued collaboration with those who have supported us so far, together with those now keen to lend their support. We aim to demonstrate that a new four-runway airport in the Thames Estuary is the right answer for the future of Britain and its economy.”

Norman Foster, 17 December 2013

Read the Airports Commission
Interim report here.