||<p>The Airports National Policy Statement, designated in June 2018 following the overwhelming
support of MPs, sets out how a Northwest Runway at Heathrow Airport will address the
United Kingdom's airport capacity needs and maintain the nation's status as a global
aviation hub.</p><p> </p><p>The Airports National Policy Statement details how a Northwest
Runway scheme at Heathrow delivers a greater breadth of benefits more quickly than
a second runway at Gatwick Airport across a range of passenger, economic and environmental
measures. The Airports National Policy Statement, and all accompanying documents –
including extensive analysis, are available online at:<a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/airports-national-policy-statement"