Gatwick Aiport announces expansion plans

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    http://www.breakingtravelnews.com/news/article/gatwick-aiport-announces-expansion-plans/

    London Gatwick has submitted to the Airports Commission a proposal for a second runway – positioned to the south of the current site. Gatwick has provided a case outlining why the next runway should be built at the London airport and believes it is the most affordable, sustainable and deliverable solution for London and for the UK.

    Stewart Wingate, London Gatwick Chief Executive, said: “London is the best connected city in the world today because the UK’s aviation industry is one of the most competitive and innovative. Our proposal to the Airports Commission builds on this foundation and would ensure that the UK has an airports policy which offers the additional capacity that Britain needs, improves the resilience of the airports system and, above all, can be delivered.

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    I have just read that when the proposal gets approved we will have to wait until 2025 before the second runway will come online. The big hurdle will be to get the permission to extend the world's busiest single runway airport in the first place. The UK needs more capacity, demand is growing and so is the competition from the like of AMS, FRA and CDG, plus others. Let's hope the politicians get that, let's hope they don't play with jobs, businesses and people. Let's hope they move forward instead of stagnate things further.
     

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