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Gatwick Airport Wants to Plan Flights From the Emergency Runway

South Terminal at London Gatwick
South Terminal at London GatwickPhotographer: Jason Alden/Bloomberg

London Gatwick will seek permission to use an emergency landing strip for additional flights after the world’s busiest single-runway airport missed out on a government-backed expansion program.

The U.K. hub, which is struggling to expand after London Heathrow was selected as the location for a new runway serving southeast England, will make the proposal as part of a new five-year master plan to be revealed later this week, it said Monday.