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Tour of regional airports launched by UK Aviation Minister

Posted: 20 January 2020 | | No comments yet

The tour is part of the Department for Transport’s Regional Air Connectivity Review, which was launched in mid-January 2020.

Tour of regional airports launched by UK Aviation Minister

Paul Maynard, the UK’s Aviation Minister, has launched a tour of the country’s regional airports, beginning with a visit to Liverpool John Lennon Airport.

The tour is part of the Department for Transport’s (DfT) Regional Air Connectivity Review, one initiative of a series of measures to support regional connectivity across the UK.

Beginning with a meeting with John Irving, Liverpool John Lennon Airport’s CEO, Maynard said: “Liverpool John Lennon Airport is a thriving hub for regional connectivity. With 69 domestic flights in and out of the airport every week, connectivity is vital to the success of the region. The Regional Air Connectivity Review will work to understand how we can level up the country and strengthen local airports to drive economic growth.”

The aim is to ensure that people in all corners of the country benefit from the prosperity and economic growth of aviation in years to come. In order to achieve this, the DfT will work closely with the aviation industry, local regions and devolved nations, to identify how it can support connectivity.

On the subject of the review, Irving said: “Liverpool John Lennon Airport is an important regional gateway serving the North West and North Wales, benefiting the economies of the areas it serves. However, it can only realise its true potential with improved connectivity that will help to boost the region’s economy and we therefore welcome the opportunity to participate in the government’s review of regional connectivity.”

Part of the Prime Minister’s commitment to improving all regions of the UK, the Regional Air Connectivity Review will ensure all nations and regions of the UK have the domestic transport connections local communities rely on – including regional services from local airports.

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