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Heathrow evens to get a third runway with Ladbrokes

| 28.06.2011

The third Runway at Heathrow will solve Britain’s aerospace headache according to Ladbrokes.

The bookies are now betting on which expansion plan will open first and make Heathrow their even money favourite to build and open the new runway before any other plan.

It’s 13/8 a second runway at Gatwick is up and running before any other development with a brand new airport in the Thames Estuary 4/1 to be launched first.

Stansted’s new runway (8/1) and a high speed rail link to Birmingham and their airport (25/1) are the outsiders.

Alex Donohue of Ladbrokes said: “It’s up in the air at the moment but we fancy Heathrow. Stansted looks unlikely to get off the ground any time soon.”

Ladbrokes latest betting

First to be fully operational/open
Third runway at Heathrow – Evens
Second runway at Gatwick – 13/8
Thames Estuary Airport – 4/1
New runway at Stansted – 8/1
High speed rail link to Birmingham airport – 25/1



Robbie Morris

Robbie studied sports journalism at the University of Gloucestershire, an establishment chosen for its proximity to Cheltenham racecourse, where he was a season ticket holder. Upon graduation, Robbie was a contributor to GolfPunk, a national magazine aimed at ridding golf of its traditionalist image, before joining the news.ladbrokes team.