Heathrow makes Cornwall pledge

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Heathrow has pledged to the people and businesses of Cornwall that if the Government gives permission for a third runway, it will connect them to new destinations across the world.

Heathrow's director of policy, Nigel Milton
Heathrow’s director of policy, Nigel Milton

Heathrow advised a meeting of the Cornwall Chamber of Commerce in Falmouth that the Duchy needs to ensure its interests are being taken into account by the independent Airports Commission which has been set up by the Government.

For its part, Heathrow has committed to work with airlines and relevant government agencies to better connect all the parts of the UK, including Cornwall, with global markets, offering new opportunities for jobs and trade.

During the breakfast meeting, Heathrow’s director of policy & public affairs, Nigel Milton, explained the importance of connections between local and regional economies and the UK’s hub airport.

He said: “What Cornwall offers in natural beauty could soon be matched by its economic offering. A third runway at Heathrow would allow airlines to offer flights between Cornwall and the UK’s hub – and then on to the rest of the world – providing a huge economic boost to the Duchy.”

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