London First has campaigned tirelessly for greater airport capacity for London and the South East for many years, initiating the Let Britain Fly campaign — a 30-strong national coalition in 2013.
Since achieving campaign success, with government approving a new Heathrow runway, we’re focused on securing that expansion and ensuring the business voice is heard throughout the processes required before construction can begin.
See BBCcoverage of our joint letter with business groups calling for government to push ahead with the Heathrow expansion.
The new runway at Heathrow will take a number of years to deliver. In the meantime it is vital that we make the best use of the capacity we already have. This means lifting artificial caps on passenger numbers such as that at Stansted, whose application to do just that we fully support.
Making the most of our existing capacity also means making it easier to get to and from our airports, modernising how we use our airspace and increasing the deployment of technology and a risk-based approach to keep our borders safe and secure while offering as frictionless an experience as possible to legitimate travellers.