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 Liverpool John Lennon Airport (LJLA) has welcomed today’s announcement by the Government to approve Heathrow Airport’s expansion plans for a third runway.

 LJLA has been a supporter of this scheme for some time, recognising Heathrow Airport’s expansion plans as the best proposal for both the UK regions and the Country as a whole.

Liverpool needs to access global connectivity to better meet the needs of the region it serves, however capacity constraints in the South East have meant that the opportunity to re-establish regular flights to the UK’s hub airport has simply not existed for some time.

An expanded Heathrow would offer the opportunity for unserved UK airports such as Liverpool, to further grow their networks, something that is crucial for generating growth across the whole country, not just London and the south east.

Andrew Cornish, CEO of Liverpool John Lennon Airport commented, "Liverpool John Lennon Airport welcomes this news and will continue to support Heathrow’s proposals ahead of a final decision due next year, so that regional airports such as Liverpool can benefit by the future opening up of access to the UK’s hub airport for improved worldwide connectivity".

 

Photo taken at Heathrow's Manifesto Event 23/05/2016

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