The three options left for Britain's airports

Boris Johnson's proposal for a new airport to be built in the Thames Estuary has been rejected by the commission looking into the future of Britain's air travel capacity.

The Airport Commission's decision means they now have just under a year to choose between just three options for airport expansion: a third runway at Heathrow Airport, the expansion of one of the existing runways at Heathrow Airport or a new runway at Gatwick.

Only one of the options will be recommended for immediate construction when the Airports Commission makes its final report to MPs in summer 2015.

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