Heathrow Airport 's new plans to meet the Airports Commission's criteria and secure a third runwway have been firmly rejected by newly-elected London Mayor Sadiq Khan.
The new Mayor, who was elected on Friday (May 6) has previously opposed, despite the travel hub's CEO saying the new plans are different to the ones Mr Khan, who favours Gatwick expansion.
In an announcement made on Tuesday (May 11), chief executive John Holland-Kaye said: "Sadiq Khan has responded to old plans when he rejected a third runway proposal.
"This plan is a better - and the success of London is keeping it a world city and it needs a world class airport."
However, a spokesperson for the Mayor of London on the newly proposed schemes said: "The Mayor remains entirely opposed to a third runway at Heathrow.
"He is very clear that there is a need for increased flight capacity in this part of the country and that is why he is in favour of a new runway at Gatwick, which would bring about the increase in capacity we need as well as new jobs and growth.
"A better Gatwick would also lead to better competition with Heathrow, which the Mayor believes would be a win-win situation.”
'Main issue is air pollution'
In a previous interview with getwestlondon during his election campaign, the Labour Mayor said "the main thing is the air quality...the air is illegal and thousands die because of it, so my solution is expansion at Gatwick."
Tackling the 11 points raised by the Airports Commission one by one on Wednesday morning, Mr Holland-Kaye told an audience at Millbank Tower: “Today, I am proud to submit a comprehensive plan that meets and exceeds your demands.
"This is a big commitment from us, but it is the right choice for the country, local communities and jobs across Britain."
Reactions to the new amendments have been mixed, with MP Mary Creagh, chair of the Environmental Audit Committee saying "Heathrow had to go much, much faster in tackling air pollution" and anti-Heathrow expansion campaigners adding it "failed to capture what they want".