Gatwick and Heathrow Continue Debate over New Runway
Posted on: 06/03/2015

Arguments over England’s new runway continue between Heathrow and Gatwick as both put forth their case on Sky News last week.

The debate occurred after Heathrow reported a 10% fall in their annual profits, which they have put down to operating at full capacity, hence needing to be granted the expansion.

Gatwick spokesperson Stewart Wingate responded to these claims saying: “We’ve seen efforts to expand at Heathrow and every one of those have failed. At Gatwick this is the first time we have been in this competition… We can build the runway faster than Heathrow, have it open at least five years sooner, we can build it at half the price and don’t need any public subsidy.”

Whilst Wingate does appear to put forward a compelling case, Mr Holland-Kaye responded that the development of Heathrow was central to growth for Britain over the next century. “This is a question of national importance and our future in the world- do we want to be right at the heart of the global economy as we have for 200 years or on a branch line to growth?” Mr Holland-Kaye said.

Both airports agree that runway expansion within the UK is essential for British growth, however Holland-Kaye argued that: “Only Heathrow expansion can help us tackle the balance of payment deficit because we are the UK’s biggest port- and because we are the biggest port we need to expand at Heathrow.

The final decision regarding the new runway will not be made until the Davies commission come together in the summer.

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