Stansted Airport could create 10,000 jobs from expansion
Stansted Airport has announced plans to accommodate an extra 10 million passengers a year, creating 10,000 jobs if approved.
The airport’s capacity is currently capped at 35 million but it wants to be able to plan for a capacity of 40-45 million passengers a year.
Managing director Andrew Harrison said this would allow the airport to make full use of its single runway.
In a letter addressed to the Airports Commission’s Sir Howard Davies and co-signed by regional business leaders, Mr Harrison said: “Making the best use of Stansted’s single runway will be vital to both the region and to London over the next 10-15 years,”
“The airport has the potential to create substantial benefits for businesses and communities, and for the capital, much more quickly than the proposals the Commission is considering for new runway capacity in the South East.”
The Airports Commission is expected to publish a report on expanding UK airport capacity next summer.