Airport welcomes Government decision for preference for Heathrow Expansion

26th October 2016

Doncaster Sheffield Airport has welcomed the Government recommendation that London Heathrow should be the preferred location for additional south east capacity.

Steve Gill, chief executive of Doncaster Sheffield Airport, said: -We welcome the Government's recommendation for London Heathrow as its preferred location for additional south east capacity. Connectivity into the UK's global hub is key to supporting economic growth of the regions and secured slots for regional services will ensure the economic benefit including inbound tourism are felt across the whole UK. -Whilst this announcement is broadly welcome, the government has a real opportunity to fully utilise the role of regional airports in facilitating additional capacity further removing constraints on the South East and as economic assets in their own right. -Our airport, one of the fastest growing in the UK is uniquely placed to take significantly more of the UK's aviation capacity needs, thanks to the unconstrained expansion potential of our airport site for passengers and freight, with limited environmental impact and available air space. -With our central UK location combined with the opening earlier this year of the new motorway link road from the M18 to the airport makes us well placed to deliver significant transport connectivity for our region and the wider country.

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