Cheap flights to America on the horizon
Flying to the United States of America hasn't ever really been a cheap do. However, the cost of transatlantic flights could well be slashed after the Government announced that they're going to allow more international airlines to use Gatwick, Stansted and Luton.
And what will be the result of that? A PRICE WAR!
No longer will Heathrow have a monopoly on flights to America and, better yet, rival airports will be able to reduce their landing fees, meaning that everyone will be trying to outdo each other on cheapness.
Of course, with this, there's a small matter of runway space, which means that the government will be once again looking at airport expansions and more runways, which will definitely hurt the feelings of environmentalists.
The two main options in the South East are still adding a third runway at Heathrow or Boris Johnson's idea of a gigantic new airport in the Thames Estuary. A lack of decisiveness on the issue is losing the country money. "The Government cannot keep kicking this issue into the long grass while our competitors gain at our expense,' said Simon Buck, chief exec of the British Air Transport Association.