Minister pledges support for regional airports

Minister pledges support for regional airportsAviation minister Robert Goodwill has voiced the government’s support for regional airports.

His comments came during a visit to Bristol airport to view latest developments to the terminal, including a £8.6 million extension due for completion this summer.

“I was pleased to hear that Bristol airport have seen their highest ever passenger numbers of over 6.3 million last year, breaking their own record from 2008,” Goodwill (pictured, right) said.

“Supporting our airports is part of this government’s long term economic plan. This growth is driven by the significant investment the airport is making in new infrastructure that I have seen today.”

Airport chief executive Robert Sinclair said: “Regional airports have an important role to play in providing connectivity for the catchment areas they serve, making best use of the capacity that exists outside London and helping to rebalance the economy.

“We were delighted to show the minister first-hand how Bristol airport is making significant investment in new infrastructure which will enable us to grow the network of routes available, serve more passengers from south-west England and South Wales, and enhance the customer experience in the process.”

Sourced from Travel Weekly

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