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Gatwick plans to proceed with conversion of emergency runway

Airport revives proposal for routine use as it seeks to enlarge capacity to a potential 75.5m passengers a year

Gatwick airport is to press ahead with plans to convert its emergency runway for routine use, in a sign that the aviation industry expects demand to rebound in full soon after the coronavirus pandemic.

London’s second biggest airport will launch a public consultation next month on a scheme to enlarge capacity to a potential 75.5 million passengers a year – despite still only serving about a quarter of its pre-Covid traffic in August.

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