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Time to look at regional airports
12:00am Sunday 29th July 2012 in Letters
Sir.–It is time we made greater use of regional airports to provide air passengers to the South-East of England an easier flight time experience, and also to allow the business community to fly direct to the thriving Bric (Brazil, Russia, Iindia and China) economies, Dubai and the rapid growth markets in south-east Asia and win lucrative contracts and attract inward investment.
We need the Government to start looking at improving the already greatly stretched transport infrastructure around some of these airports.
The future economic success of the South-East is linked to having 21st century transport infrastructure that will see investors from the across the globe taking direct flights to cities all over the South-East.
We must therefore encourage regional airports to look at how they can share extra airline traffic because airports within the South East will be more or less full by 2030.
Please send me your views on this issue to richard.ashworth@ europarl.europa.eu .
–Richard Ashworth, Conservative MEP for the South-East, WIB 6M 105, European Parliament, Rue Wiertz, Brussels B 1047, Belgium.