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  • Expanding Heathrow would introduce substantial additional NO2 into an area that is already failing to achieve legal air quality limits
  • Selecting a scheme which results in air quality limits being exceeded or their attainment being delayed would be in breach of EU and UK law
  • Selecting Heathrow expansion would likely prove undeliverable


  • Gatwick announces that it expects to serve more than 40 million passengers next year – a decade ahead of DfT predictions made in its January 2013 UK Aviation Forecast
  • Record breaking traffic figures announced for March with 2.96 million passengers travelling through the airport – an increase of 9.2 per cent compared to the previous year
  • The moving annual total shows 38.7 million passengers travelling through Gatwick between April 2014 and March 2015 – an increase of 7.8 per cent over the same period the previous year
  • Gatwick CEO: “The figures speak for themselves – ours is the busiest runway in the world and we need to build a second runway to maximise the nation’s connectivity to the rest of the world”


  • £20 million fund among a raft of measures to strengthen domestic air services
  • Gatwick already provides better connectivity to the regions and nations
  • Expansion at Gatwick supports the growth of domestic services and airports

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