London Gatwick intends to start competing with Heathrow for A380 traffic now that it has received planning permission from regional authorities for the aircraft to operate at LGW. The airport obtained planning permission in 2008 to make runway improvements to enable it to handle diverted A380s in emergencies, but it was restricted from being served by the extra-large aircraft on a scheduled or charter basis. Now that more information is available on A380 operations at airports, LGW has ...

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