The boss of Birmingham Airport, Paul Kehoe, says a 'second runway would create 60,000 jobs for young people and benefit future generations for the next 100 years'.
The proposed second runway, which has yet been given the green light, would 'integrate with HS2,' he added.
Birmingham Airport hopes to submit its expansion plans to the Airports Commission by mid-July.
Birmingham Airport will today unveil proposals that could enable the Airport to expand in line with future demand.
Birmingham Airport wants to expand from 9 million passengers a year to 70 million, it is expected to announce a second runway.
The decision by Birmingham Airport to announce a second runway is informed in large part by a report from the West Midlands Economic Forum.