Birmingham Airport has released plans for a second runway which would cost £7 billion and allow it to serve 70 million passengers a year.
The airport currently handles nine million passengers a year but is extending its runway so it can increase that number to 27 million.
It says the second runway would be built only when demand requires it and claims that, from 2030, the new runway would lower the number of people affected by night flights.
It also says extending its runway could deliver 243,000 jobs to the Midlands.
The plans have been submitted to the independent Davies commission which is examining how to increase airport capacity in the country.
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