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The proposed runway expansion. (Photo: Southampton Airport)

Southampton Airport Runway Expansion Gets The Green Light

While the COVID-19 pandemic has brought some relief to the chronic shortage of runway capacity that has been plaguing the South-East of England for decades, a long-debated decision has taken a step to make a dent in the problem in the long run. After 19 hours of discussion at Eastleigh Borough Council, an extension to the runway at Southampton Airport has been given the go-ahead. The runway will be lengthened by 164 meters (538 feet) in order to allow longer-haul…