Gatwick: Airports Commission chair responds

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Airports Commission chair Sir Howard Davies has responded to criticism from Gatwick CEO Stewart Wingate.

Gatwick Airport recently published a lengthy document highlighting what Mr Wingate called ‘many omissions and basic errors’ in the Commission’s assessment of the future of the UK’s airports.

Today, Sir Howard Davies released a statement saying: “This dossier appears to repeat many points which Gatwick made to the Commission in the course of its work and which, unsurprisingly, were carefully considered.

“They did not alter the Commission’s view that Heathrow was the best option. Using colourful language, as Mr Wingate has done, does not turn weak points into strong ones, and does him and his company no credit.”

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