04 Dec 2013
A Stansted Airport spokesperson said:
"Today’s announcement by the Treasury is a big step towards delivering the faster and better connections between London, Stansted Airport and the region that millions of passengers and commuters have been calling for.
“There is a strong and compelling case to deliver these improvements quickly, not only to benefit passengers and commuters but also to support economic growth to the east of London and the vibrant and growing London-Stansted-Cambridge Corridor - home to many of the UK’s most dynamic, global companies.
“We’re delighted that Sir Howard Davies and the Airports Commission recognise the vital role Stansted will play in making best use of existing capacity over the next 10 to 15 years and more than double its economic contribution to UK economy.
“With the centre of London’s economy shifting eastwards, Stansted has the long-term potential to drive economic growth and boost the competitiveness of London and the East of England – which is just one of the many reasons why Stansted should be on the Commission’s shortlist of options for new runways.
“It is vital that no time is wasted in delivering these improvements, and to that end we will work closely with Network Rail and others to ensure these plans become a reality as soon as possible.”