Gatwick announced chosen location for a second runway

Posted on 29. Jul, 2013 by in News

Gatwick expansion planGatwick airport has disclosed details of its final submission to the Davies Commission regarding its plan on expanding airport capacity.

Chief executive Stewart Wingate declares that the airport wanted a second runway to be located at the south of the existing airport.

He said that building an extra runway at Gatwick could be privately financed and would cost around £5bn and £9bn and could be open by 2025.

The expansion plan had the support of business groups including the Gatwick Diamond Initiative and Sussex Enterprise as well as local authorities including West Sussex County Council and Kent County Council.

He said: “A two-runway Gatwick, as part of a constellation of three major airports surrounding London, will also provide flexibility in an industry where the only constant is change.”

He also mentioned that other world cities, including Moscow, New York, Tokyo and Paris, also manages a multi-airport or “constellation” system and could control greater numbers of passengers than cities relying on a single hub.

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