Easyjet Supports Heathrow Expansion

Easyjet has come out in favour of an expansion at Heathrow Airport.

The budget airline has made a submission to the Airports Commission, in which it said that expanding Heathrow would "provide greater passenger and economic benefits."

The news has been welcomed by officials at Heathrow, but criticised by Gatwick. Currently, the two London airports are competing over expansion.

Easyjet has four bases in at UK airports, with the biggest at Gatwick. It is understood that in its submission, Easyjet said expanding Heathrow would be in the "best interests" of passengers, while expanding Gatwick would lead to an increase in airport charges.

The opposing expansion plans are currently undergoing public consultation, which ends on 03 February. A final report is due later this year.


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