Gatwick responds to Airports Commission recommendation

Gatwick Airport’s CEO has responded to today’s Airports Commission recommendation that Heathrow should be the next airport to build a new runway.

In a statement, the airport’s CEO, Stewart Wingate, said, “Gatwick is still very much in the race. The Commission’s report makes clear that expansion at Gatwick is deliverable.

“It is for the Commission to make a recommendation but it is of course for the Government to decide. So we now enter the most important stage of the process.

“We are confident that when the Government makes their decision they will choose Gatwick as the only deliverable option.”

While the Airports Commission has recommended Heathrow for expansion, it did state that Gatwick was a “credible” option.

It is now for the Government to decide whether to act on the commission’s recommendation, or whether Gatwick should become the airport to build the next runway.

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