On behalf of the Board and Shareholders of Gatwick Airport Limited, Chairman Sir Roy McNulty has today written to the Prime Minister setting out a series of pledges which offer a road map to delivering a new runway for Britain.
- Birmingham Airport provides backing for Gatwick expansion
- Gatwick spurs growth and competition allowing Birmingham to continue to prosper
- Heathrow expansion could inhibit growth of other airports including Birmingham
- New report backs Gatwick expansion to deliver sustainable growth across the UK
- Expansion at Gatwick will ensure 'greater competition'
- Gatwick has headroom to remain within legal air quality limits if it expands
The influential leaders of three local Conservative councils surrounding the Heathrow area have jointly responded to Heathrow’s latest promises on airport expansion.
- Norwegian reaches 1 million passenger milestone at Edinburgh Airport and outlines ambitions for further growth in Scotland, including transatlantic routes
- Gatwick expansion would encourage competition and balanced growth across the UK
- Airport to meet directly with business and community leaders up and down the country
Responding to today’s Competition and Markets Authority report highlighting the benefits of the break-up of the BAA mONOPOLY, Stewart Wingate, Gatwick CEO, said:
- £36 million investment creates new state-of-the-art check-in floor
- Investment in faster technology will facilitate passenger growth
- Gatwick another step closer to ambition to eliminate queues
- Expanded Heathrow will newly affect hundreds of thousands of people with noise
- Air quality around Heathrow is already illegal and can only get worse with expansion
- 3.3 million passengers travelled through Gatwick in April, +4% on the previous year
- Gatwick gains 28 new flights a week to Canada and will directly connect the UK to Chinese growth markets Chongqing and Tianjin next month
- Competitive, low cost fares on transatlantic routes to six cities - Toronto, St John’s, Vancouver, Calgary, Edmonton and Winnipeg
- Daily services to Toronto and St John’s, six a week to Vancouver and five to Calgary
- Only Gatwick can deliver the economic benefits airport expansion would bring without the dramatic and unacceptable impacts on noise and air quality
- Gatwick achieves highest absolute reduction in CO2 emissions in the transportation sector for 2014 and 2015
- Majority of residents around Gatwick, and throughout both West Sussex and Kent continue to favour a second runway at Gatwick