Heathrow, Heathrow Hub and Gatwick today went toe to toe as all three announced their revised proposals for an extra runway.

Heathrow wants to build a new runway to the north-west of the existing two ; Heathrow Hub plans to extend the northern runway at Heathrow so it can operate as two runways; and Gatwick wants to create a second runway.

All three proposals have been shortlisted by the Airports Commission, which will now examine the revised applications before making a final decision next summer.

We have compared the figures within the latest submissions to see how all three compare.

A computer generated image showing Heathrow's revised plans for a third runway to the north-west of the existing two
 

HEATHROW

* the plan: a third runway to the north-west

* flights: new runway would increase capacity from 480,000 flights a year to 740,000

* jobs: 120,000 jobs created across the UK, including 35,000 at Heathrow itself

* economy: estimated £100bn of economic benefits for the UK

* timescale: could be completed by 2025

* cost: £15.6bn of private funding, plus £1.2bn from the public purse

* noise: 165,000 people within 57leq noise contour, compared with about 240,000 today

* homes to be demolished: 750

* compensation: £250m for noise insulation, plus £300m compensation for those whose homes must be demolished

* transport: 40 trains an hour by 2040, including tubes, compared with 18 today

How Gatwick would look with a second runway
 

GATWICK

* the plan: a second runway

* flights: an extra 260,000 by 2050

* jobs: 122,000 new jobs across London and the south-east

* economy: claims it will boost UK economy by £30bn over 60 years and its overall economic benefit to the UK will be £40bn more than the expansion of Heathrow

* timescale: ready by 2025

* cost: £7.8bn

* noise: 14,200 people within 57leq noise contour by 2050

* homes to be demolished: 166

* compensation: £1,000 a year to those worst affected by noise

* transport: rail capacity would be nearly tripled, with 24 trains an hour to central London and a direct link to 175 stations

HEATHROW HUB

* the plan: extending the northern runway at Heathrow so it can operate as two separate runways

* flights: an extra 220,000 flights a year

* jobs: 88,000 jobs created at Heathrow and elsewhere by 2050

* economy: estimated £45bn of economic benefits for the UK

* timescale: could be completed by 2023

* cost: less than £12bn, and privately funded

* noise: no figure mentioned but insists it would be lower than under Heathrow's plans. No new households would be affected by noise, benefiting those living in Hammersmith, Chiswick, Brentford and Ealing. Only limited runway alternation would be possible. Potential to end night flights between 4.30am and 6am by increasing capacity later in the morning

* homes to be demolished: 250

* compensation: no figure mentioned. Airport owner would be responsible should it get the go-ahead

* transport: 30 trains an hour, plus a new junction on the M25 to disperse the traffic impact