Steve Double MP meets Secretary of State for Transport to press the case for Heathrow-Newquay route following Government announcement on protecting regional routes

Steve Double, Member of Parliament of St Austell and Newquay, has today met with Secretary of State for Transport Chris Grayling MP at Cornwall Airport Newquay to continue to press the case for a route from Heathrow to Newquay following the Heathrow expansion.

This comes following the Government’s announcement on Thursday that it is prepared to intervene to reserve slots at Heathrow for flights to airports around the UK if expansion goes ahead.

Commenting, Steve said,

“This has been a good week for Cornwall Airport Newquay.”

“In PMQ’s on Wednesday the Prime Minister specifically mentioned our airport when it came to potential beneficiaries of the Heathrow expansion.”

“The announcement yesterday by the Government that it will protect routes from Heathrow to regional airports, should the expansion go ahead is also a potential game-changer for or airport, and anther massive potential economic booster for Mid-Cornwall.

“Then today I was delighted to welcome the Secretary of State for Transport to Cornwall Airport Newquay to continue to press the case for this important route, as well as provide an update on the A30 link road to St Austell progress, and numerous other transport infrastructure projects we are working on with Cornwall Council.”

“Cornwall Airport Newquay continues to be the fastest growing regional airport and with the expansion of Heathrow and Spaceport Bid, there could be a lot of exciting announcements on the table soon!”

“I will continue to work with colleagues and stakeholders both in Cornwall and in Westminster to ensure we get what we need and deserve, and Cornwall Airport Newquay continues to fly high.”