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:
I believe a new runway at Gatwick could be affordable, practical and give passengers a greater choice of routes to key markets. A new runway will allow Gatwick to compete and grow, increasing the choice available to passengers today. We have the space, capability and access to financial resources.
There are clear practical advantages of a new runway at Gatwick. When compared with a third runway at Heathrow, we would have a significantly lower environmental impact whilst adding significantly more capacity.
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