Gatwick expansion plans 'cheaper and more beneficial'

Gatwick has said its expansion plans are cheaper and far more beneficial than Heathrow's.

Heathrow and Gatwick airports have both unveiled revised expansion plans to the Airports Commission in a bid to secure permission to build a new runway.

The west Sussex airport said expansion at Gatwick would deliver the following benefits:

  • Will achieve £40 billion more in economic benefits to the UK than expansion at Heathrow
  • Expansion will deliver more than 120,000 jobs in London and south east England
  • Fewer people will be affected by noise pollution
  • Around 10 million more passengers would be able to travel with a second runway at Gatwick each year than with a third runway at Heathrow

Read: What airport expansion plans are being considered?

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