Airline closure ‘a blow for economy’


Local MP Stephen Gilbert has spoken of his disappointment at the news that Air Southwest is to close down.

The member of Parliament for St Austell and Newquay said: “This is a blow for both the economy of Cornwall and Plymouth and also for the people working for the airline who will be facing an uncertain future.

“Before being a candidate for Parliament I worked with Air Southwest and am personally saddened to see the business end this way. The first challenge is to make sure we do all we can to help those who may be facing losing their jobs. The second challenge is to continue to do everything possible to promote Newquay Airport, particularly as we now know that Plymouth will be closing.”



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