Following the consultation, we have confirmed that Option 3 is our preferred option.

The Facts

In Option 3, the new runway is positioned at a sufficient distance from the existing runway to enable the independent operation of the runways;

The method of runway operation for Option 3 would be mixed mode meaning that both runways are used for arrivals and departures;

We have used a peak hour capacity figure of 95 aircraft movements per hour in our planning;

As with Option 2, the wider spaced runways in this option allow us to provide passenger terminal capacity between the runways. By 2050 over half the overall terminal capacity would be provided in this location.