London Mayor Aims to Swap Heathrow Hub for 100,000-Home Town

London Mayor Aims to Swap Heathrow Hub for 100,000-Home Town

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Aircraft stand on the tarmac at Terminal 3 of Heathrow airport in London, in 2012. Heathrow is Europe's No. 1 air hub, attracting 69.4 million passengers in 2011, while London Gatwick is the world's busiest single-runway airport, both are running close to capacity.