Birmingham International airport is trying to derail London Heathrow airport’s bid for a third runway by lobbying for extra capacity.
The largely council-owned airport published a survey this week showing public reaction to the Heathrow expansion plan and that some people would use Birmingham International if a high speed line was built from the airport to London.
A survey of 3,000 people across the UK revealed only 25% agreed with the expansion of Heathrow.
Two thirds said they would travel two hours to another airport to avoid using Heathrow.
Half of all Londoners surveyed said they would consider using Birmingham International if a high speed rail link were created.
A high speed line would cut journey times from London to Birmingham International by 30 minutes to 40 minutes.