LJLA welcomes draft Airports National Policy Statement

Liverpool John Lennon Airport (LJLA) has welcomed publication of the Government’s draft Airports National Policy Statement which recognises the importance of a link from Liverpool to an expanded Heathrow Airport.

The draft National Policy Statement published for consultation makes it clear that expansion of Heathrow Airport and the new capacity created by a third runway, will be a growth engine for the whole of the UK, supporting new domestic air connections to underserved UK regions including Liverpool.

The Secretary of State for Transport states that the Government expects Heathrow to add 6 more domestic routes across the UK by 2030 including a link with Liverpool, bringing the total to 14, strengthening existing links to nations and regions, and also developing new connections.

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

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