In a last-ditch effort to secure backing for a second runway, Gatwick airport have written an open letter to David Cameron to express how expansion at Gatwick would “create a second world class airport for the UK”.
Following a lengthy assessment by the Airports Commission on whether to expand either Heathrow or Gatwick, its been recommended to build a third runway at Heathrow over expansion at Gatwick.
However if a positive decision in favour of Gatwick were to be made, the airport promises completion of the work by 2025, while also capping passenger charges.
The chairman of Gatwick Roy McNulty said: “Aviation is changing fast and Gatwick offers a future proofed solution for Britain.”
“The pledges we are making today represent a fair deal for the country – for passengers, the taxpayer and local communities. Critically they guarantee that the UK’s next runway can actually be built and operated legally so that Britain can grow.”