Recognising the economic significance of regional airports

Department for Transport urged to support investment in surface access to maximise use of capacity at regional airports.

Regional airports play a hugely important role in the UK. They provide national and international connectivity. They are enablers of economic growth. They are significant direct and indirect employers of skilled people.

Access to a regional airport is critical – for passengers, staff and employees of businesses located there. In order to maximise the connectivity potential and subsequent economic benefits that regional airports provide to local communities, it is essential that they enjoy good local transport links.

Regional and City Airports, the UK’s leading operator of regional airports firmly believes that regional airports should be recognised as nationally significant infrastructure, which should be a focus of appropriate road and rail investment to support development and growth.

RCA urges the Government to ensure both aviation and transport policies prioritise investment in local connections to regional airports.

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