The Airport Of The Future

Gatwick Airport has set out its vision for how it will increase capacity into the early 2030s, with the publication of its draft master plan today (October 18).

The plan considers how Gatwick could grow across three scenarios. These include: deploying new technology to increase capacity on the main runway; bringing the existing standby runway into routine use, as reported by Surrey Live in January; and safeguarding an additional runway for the future.

Stewart Wingate, CEO at London Gatwick, said: "Our draft master plan marks the start of a new phase for Gatwick – building on what has made the airport the success it is today, and pioneering again to take advantage of the exciting opportunities that lie ahead."

For the first scenario, the airport is considering deploying new technology to increase the capacity of the main runway. Technological systems, such as Time Based Separation, would ensure optimal spacing for aircraft arrivals.

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