By Daniel Hunter
Gatwick airport believes the recent boost in passenger numbers will give it a better chance of getting London's new runway.
The airport recently had its busiest ever six month period. In August, there were 906 air traffic movements at Gatwick, which is a world record for a single-runway airport.
Gatwick is in a battle against Heathrow to be chosen at the location to ease London's growing air travel capacity.
The Aiports Commission has launched a public consultation on the plans. Gatwick is bidding for a second runway. There are two options available at Heathrow - an extension of the North runway and a brand new runway.
Stewart Wingate, CEO of London Gatwick, said: "Gatwick offers the compelling, credible option of a new runway that can actually be built."
He also described the plans for expansion of Heathrow as "undeliverable".
Turnover at Gatwick was up 8.6% to £391.6 million in the six months to the end of September after it added new routes to European cities.