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London's Mayor Boris Johnson has backed a report calling for a brand new airport in the South East.
Boris has increased pressure on the coalition government over the issue of aviation - by backing a report calling for a new airport in the south-east.
The government has already ruled out new runways in London.
Releasing the report today, Mr Johnson said: "For London to retain its position as the heartbeat of global business, we need aviation links that will allow us to compete with our rivals."
Mr Johnson has long favoured a new airport in the Thames estuary.