Birmingham airport has unveiled a new draft master plan, which outlines its ambition to grow traffic by 40 per cent – to 18 million passengers per year by 2033.
“Extensive consultation” will run to the end of January to seek views from local communities and stakeholders.
The airport said the plan reaffirms its “commitment to serve the region and its communities” and it aims to increase its contribution to the local economy from £1.5 billion to a forecast £2.1 billion a year and 34,000 jobs in 2033.
An investment of around £500 million will increase capacity and vastly improve the passenger experience, to make Birmingham one of Europe’s leading regional airports, it added.
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