BBC News - Marcus White

An airport's plan to increase its flight limit by 40% is a "slap in the face" for the Earth's climate, environmental campaigners have said.

Farnborough Airport aims to move from up to 50,000 flights a year to 70,000.

The Hampshire airfield, which mainly serves private jets, said it needed to expand to meet demand by the year 2040.

However, aviation campaign group Safe Landing said "polluting private jets catering to a handful of wealthy super-emitters" should be curtailed.

Rushmoor Borough Council, which has previously declared a climate emergency, said it expected to receive the airport's planning application towards the end of the year.

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