According to the Department for Transport, London airports will be full by 2030 and our own forecast shows Gatwick will be full by the mid-2020s. We have the space, capability and financial resources to build a new runway that would deliver the needed capacity
We’ve put together a detailed proposal exploring options for additional capacity at the airport, while remaining committed to the 1979 legal agreement with our local communities for no runway to be built before 2019.
Our proposal has been submitted to the Airports Commission, the independent body set up by the government to investigate London and UK’s future airport capacity needs, chaired by Sir Howard Davies. The Airports Commission is examining the need for additional UK airport capacity and will make a recommendation to government on how this can be met in the short, medium and long term.
You can view Gatwick's full submission here.
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We believe that expansion at Gatwick will meet London and the UK’s connectivity needs for a generation, boost choice and enhance competition.
- Expansion at Gatwick will cost between £5 and £9 billion – a fraction of the cost of expansion at Heathrow. Our solution would be privately financed and would not require substantial government subsidy.
- A second runway can be open in 2025
- Noise impacts will be substantially lower than for Heathrow’s plans –a two runway Gatwick will affect fewer than 5% of the people Heathrow impacts today
- A two-runway Gatwick will not breach European and national air quality standards – Heathrow breaches them today
- Runway plans are backed by key local authorities and business groups.
“Our evidence shows clearly that an additional runway at Gatwick would best serve the needs of all passengers, and give certainty to airlines, communities and businesses. It would deliver the connectivity the UK needs with lower environmental impacts, whilst spreading the economic benefits.” Stewart Wingate, Chief Executive Officer.
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Our supporting evidence for a second runway at Gatwick includes documents, papers and responses which are published below:
Gatwick Airport - Response to the Aviation Noise Discussion Paper - 06 September 2013
Gatwick Airport - Proposals for providing additional runway capacity in the longer term
- 23 July 2013
Appendices relating to the above proposals document - 23 July 2013
Presentation to GATCOM - 23 July 2013
InterVISTAS Assessing Connectivity report - 17 July 2013
Gatwick Airport - Response to paper 4 on airport operational models - 11 July 2013
Aviation and climate change paper - 16 May 2013
Short and medium term options paper - 16 May 2013
Aviation connectivity and the economy paper - 18 April 2013
Gatwick Airport - Proposed sifting criteria submission - 15 March 2013
Gatwick Airport - Demand forecast paper - 15 March 2013
Letter of intent from Stewart Wingate to Sir Howard Davies - 28 February 2013
Gatwick Airport to submit connectivity and capacity options to the Airports Commission - 28 February 2013
New deal for London Gatwick is better for passsengers and airlines - 17 October 2012