A review into how regions of the UK are connected by air has been launched, starting with Liverpool Airport.
Aviation Minister Paul Maynard will begin the Regional Air Connectivity Review by visiting the Merseyside site on Monday.
Launched last week, it is being led by the Department for Transport, and seeks the views of local airports to identify how best to support connectivity across the country.
The entire project is aimed at ensuring each corner of the country benefits from economic growth and prosperity for years to come.
The Department for Transport will work closely with the aviation industry, local regions and devolved nations, to identify how it can support connectivity, starting with meeting the CEO of Liverpool John Lennon Airport, John Irving.
Mr Maynard told BusinessLive: “Liverpool John Lennon Airport is a thriving hub for regional connectivity. With many domestic flights in and out of the airport every week, connectivity is vital to the success of the region.
“The Regional Air Connectivity Review will work to understand how we can level up the country and strengthen local airports to drive economic growth.”
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The department said the Regional Air Connectivity Review is part of the Prime Minister’s commitment to levelling up all regions of the UK, and will ensure all nations and regions of the UK have the domestic transport connections local communities rely on – including regional services from local airports.
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