Gatwick outlines expansion plans

Planes coming into Gatwick Airport. Credit: Gareth Fuller/PA Wire

Bosses at Gatwick Airport today said it could be handling around 45 million passengers a year by 2030. The airport currently has agreed that it will not build a second runway by 2019 but could build one after that. The airport currently handles 34m passengers each year.

Gatwick chiefs said a noise insulation scheme for local residents already existed and a new scheme would be rolled out in 2013 following a public consultation.