It is probably the thing all London commuters are aware of: the marketing war between Heathrow and Gatwick over who is better positioned to receive a permission to build an additional runaway. As Financial Times wrote last week, the fight got a little tense. So we looked at what Twitter users think of the whole thing.
1. For some, the PR battle is quite amusing..
— Shakira Chanrai (@shakira_dc) March 13, 2015
2. …and others are visibly annoyed by the whole shebang…
Dear Heathrow and Gatwick, I don’t give a shit which of you expands, enough with the boring fucking adverts everywhere! — moogal (@moogal) March 13, 2015
3. …while a handful of people are just, well, confused.
Gatwick and Heathrow airports seem to be running an advert war over a new runway – who the fuck are they trying to win over?
— frak (@frak) March 13, 2015
4. Some are taking sides…
I prefer the Heathrow campaign – more positive, whereas Gatwick is just pointing out faults, not promoting themselves pic.twitter.com/tT9N2Qe9lD
— Garry Hayes (@garryhayes) March 12, 2015
5. … but anger prevails and rules.
Can’t wait till either heathrow or gatwick get that fucking runway because it pisses me off so much.
— Humaira (@Hotstepper__) March 13, 2015
6. So probably the best approach is to stay calm
get popcorn and enjoy the fight…
This Gatwick vs Heathrow beef is actually hilarious 😂
— Vania Milkova (@VaniaMilkova) March 13, 2015
7. …because, all in all, the airport wars go on but all people care about is aesthetics
which is not taken into consideration by any of a number of reports written about whether to give an additional runway to Heathrow or Gatwick… nor by their ads, either!
flying into gatwick is always cheaper and the train to London takes less time but my aesthetic doesn’t call for gatwick I want heathrow
— sarah (@fentyreign) March 16, 2015
If, however, you would like to read about some more serious arguments in the airport battle, click here for the comprehensive analysis.