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Gatwick chief executive Stewart Wingate said building a new runway in Gatwick airport would be an affordable and practical option that would enable London and the UK to stay connected to Europe and the rest of the world. He said:
Any new runway in Gatwick airport would have to be built after 2016, as the airport signed a legal agreement in 1979 saying the airport would not extend before this date.
Gatwick airport have submitted their plans to the Government-appointed aviation commission led by former Financial Services Authority (FSA) chief Sir Howard Davies.
A full report into the plans will be released in summer 2015.
Gatwick bosses are looking at plans for a new runway at the airport. Gatwick chief executive Stewart Wigate said a new runway at Gatwick "could be affordable and practical" and was a better option than new runway at Heathrow or Stansted airports.