Britain will make decision on airport expansion on Oct 25, says transport minister

 Planes sit on the tarmac at Britain's Heathrow Airport, on Oct 11, 2016.
Planes sit on the tarmac at Britain's Heathrow Airport, on Oct 11, 2016. PHOTO: REUTERS

LONDON (Reuters) - The British government will make a decision on Tuesday (Oct 25) about where to allow airport expansion in south-east England, Transport Minister Chris Grayling said on Sunday (Oct 23).

It is due to decide between plans for a new runway west of London at Heathrow, the busiest airport in both Britain and Europe, or at Gatwick to the south. The decision has been debated for more than 25 years.

"We have got a genuinely difficult decision ... there is going to be a decision on Tuesday," Mr Grayling told the BBC's Andrew Marr show.