As the Government are reported to have given the green light to a new runway at Heathrow we take a look back at how Travel Weekly has covered the long running battle for expansion between the two rival airports

Heathrow ‘ready to deliver’ new runway as passengers and profits rise

BA repeats threat to move over Heathrow runway bill

Norwegian vows to stick by Gatwick expansion plans

Heathrow runway deal will see new domestic routes

Gatwick prepares to expand regardless of runway decision

Heathrow expansion backed by TUC

Gatwick submits evidence to redress ‘under-estimated’ growth projections

‘Heathrow Hub’ backers cut costs at eleventh hour

‘Confine Heathrow expansion to the dustbin’ says Boris

‘Any new runway faces big finance and legal hurdles’

Ryanair boss calls for three new London runways

Heathrow deploys landing gear rules in ‘blueprint for noise reduction’

Gatwick claims majority of London councillors support its expansion

Walsh hits out at runway costs and says Heathrow ‘rips off customers’

Gatwick chief says Heathrow expansion would be a ‘failed solution’

Heathrow is ‘only option that can deliver’ on airport capacity, says boss