Gatwick airport claims Heathrow set up fake support group for new runway

Gatwick airport claims Heathrow set up fake support group for new runway
Back Heathrow, which gets funding from west London airport, says it represents local businesses and residents

Gatwick has accused Heathrow of creating a fake community support campaign to back its expansion plans as the battle heats up between the two airports over which will be cleared to build a new runway.

On the day the Airports Commission held one of only two public hearings on expansion, Gatwick said Back Heathrow, whose spokesman was due to give evidence at the hearing, “wears the mask of a community group when they are simply a campaign arm of Heathrow, set up and funded by the airport”.

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Source: Guardian Transport

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