Birmingham Airport has today announced plans for a second runway and terminal, which it hopes to be up and running by 2030.
CEO Paul Kehoe says the airport is losing too many passengers and too much business to Heathrow.
He believes up to 60,000 jobs will be created.
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.