A decision on where Britain’s next runway should be built is expected this summer and, even after years of debate, Gatwick’s expansion plan remains the best and most deliverable solution to the need for extra capacity.
For the first time, Gatwick has been allowed to stake its claim for expansion. Heathrow’s plan would blight the lives of hundreds of thousands of people and reinforce a high-cost monopoly provider at the expense of passengers – but now, finally, there is an alternative.
Gatwick is the solution that can:
- deliver all the connectivity and economic benefits the UK needs, at a fraction of the environmental cost
- enhance competition and spreads the benefits throughout the regions and nations of the UK
- serve all airline models and will future-proof the UK’s aviation industry to changing trends in the market, and, most importantly,
- can actually deliver the new runway the industry so desperately needs.
Gatwick’s case has won many supporters because it can provide all the economic benefits of additional runway capacity at a fraction of the environmental costs and provides the Airports Commission and the Government with a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to solve the issue of airport capacity for the generations to come.