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Home / News and Insights / Press / London’s airports are ready to grow

With Gatwick, Luton, and London City airports all lodging applications to significantly increase their passenger capacity, Heathrow’s pre-pandemic plans to create a third runway appear to have lost momentum.

In an article for Travel Trade Gazette (TTG), partner in our infrastructure planning team, Angus Walker, comments on the problems that these applications may inflict on Heathrow’s future plans:

‘These applications are all getting in before Heathrow makes its application for a third runway – making the case for that airport more difficult,

Being large pieces of infrastructure with considerable environmental impacts such as noise, traffic and carbon emissions, airports must jump through numerous regulatory and legal hoops to gain approval. In the Gatwick versus Heathrow battle, it seems that Gatwick have stolen a march on their rival.’

Read the full article on the TTG website.

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