2013 News - Flights - MONARCH GROUP SUPPORTS PROPOSALS TO BUILD SECOND RUNWAY AT GATWICK
04 12 2013
The Monarch Group today announces that it strongly supports proposals for a second runway at Gatwick Airport.
Commenting on the proposals, Iain Rawlinson, Executive Chairman of The Monarch Group, said:
“There are several options being considered to increase London’s airport capacity, each with its own merits. Having looked at the various options, we believe that London is best served by multiple airport locations and that the proposal to build a second runway at Gatwick is the best option for the next phase of London’s growth and development as an international gateway.
“Gatwick’s proposal is the most cost-effective and deliverable way to ensure London’s pre-eminent position as a well-connected world city continues. It is a more environmentally acceptable solution - for both noise and air quality - than building-out an already concentrated facility at Heathrow. It also better spreads the economic benefits of international air travel around London and the South East.
“Monarch Airlines has been flying from Gatwick for over 40 years. It is the Group’s largest base in the south of England and the development of further runway capacity at Gatwick is important in supporting our own plans for growth and the delivery of superior customer experience.”