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Comment on Gatwick Airport’s annoucement

Commenting on the news that Gatwick Airport plans to assess the option of building a second runway, Baroness Jo Valentine, Chief Executive of London First said:

“Anything that could increase runway capacity at London’s airports is good news for passengers and for the UK economy.

“If the UK is going to remain a competitive economy, we need more flights to growing and emerging markets. This announcement from London Gatwick broadens the debate on how we can achieve that and offers the potential for further competition and greater choice for passengers.

“If the Government needs any signal that the private sector is willing and able to invest in building the infrastructure Britain needs – this is it. It is ready to invest, create jobs now and support economic growth in the medium and long term.”

“Anything that could increase runway capacity at London’s airports is good news for passengers and for the UK economy.

“If the UK is going to remain a competitive economy, we need more flights to growing and emerging markets. This announcement from London Gatwick broadens the debate on how we can achieve that and offers the potential for further competition and greater choice for passengers.

“If the Government needs any signal that the private sector is willing and able to invest in building the infrastructure Britain needs – this is it. It is ready to invest, create jobs now and support economic growth in the medium and long term.”

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