THIS airport is a lifeline to regular travellers on domestic and Irish routes and saves me and my family - and the environment - from regular drives and taxi fares to Gatwick Airport. It is the easiest and most friendly airport I know, ideal for those of us in the senior citizen category who find Gatwick and Heathrow daunting.

Clearly this is mainly a personal concern but without it, I would still see the runway extension as benefitting so many people in terms of the economy and jobs in the area. In this respect, the final confirmation of my belief came when I realised that no extra land is required for the extension and that it can take place within the present perimeter of the existing airport.

I wish those backing the development success.

Anne Michaux