Strategic Meetings Summit London, 26 September,
September 29 2022, Kimpton Fitzroy London
Friday 30 September 2022, JW Marriott Grosvenor
Gatwick has written an open letter to MPs urging them to back the airport over Heathrow for expansion.
Chief executive Stewart Wingate has urged MPs to “choose growth” and back a second runway, so Britain “can finally break a decades-long impasse and reap the benefits of expansion”.
A decision from the government is expected next Tuesday (October 18).
Gatwick CEO Stewart Wingate said:“The Government has an important decision before it. There is a once-in-a-generation opportunity to support Gatwick’s plan which can actually be delivered.
“Successive Governments have tried and failed to expand Heathrow and given the insurmountable noise and air quality it faces, a decision for Heathrow will inevitably lead to more delays and stalled growth.
“With Gatwick, for the first time, there is now a real and credible alternative on the table which can deliver for Britain.
The letter also sets out ten key questions at the heart of the expansion debate from speed of delivery, cost of construction, to the environmental impacts, all of which Gatwick is the clear winner.
Wingate added: “After years of delay only by backing Gatwick can we build a new runway faster, at half the cost, delivering similar economic benefits, all at a dramatically lower environmental cost meaning we can finally reap the benefits of additional runway capacity and demonstrate to the world Britain truly remains open for business.”
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