The coalition has come under fire from the Trades Union Congress (TUC) for delaying the implementation of its own aviation policy.
Indeed, the TUC is not the only organisation to criticise the government for this reason, as director of policy at the British Chambers of Commerce Adam Marshall recently claimed that the delays "beggar belief", as it is hindering growth.
General secretary of the TUC Brendan Barber underlined his view that a third runway at Heathrow is vital to the future of the nation's economy.
He argued that it will create jobs in construction and manufacturing, as well as the fast-growing creative industries and tourism.
Mr Barber said that the coalition should "stop dithering", as the country cannot afford any further delays in the currently difficult economic climate.
"With 2.6 million people out of work and decent well-paid jobs in short supply, cracking on with a third runway should be a top priority for the government," he commented.