MAG response to publication of Aviation Strategy green paper

“The UK's aviation sector will underpin the Government's aspirations for a global and balanced Britain, and its Aviation Strategy, published today, provides important recognition of the industry’s potential to contribute to continued economic growth and prosperity.

“MAG is fully committed to reducing the environmental impact of its airports and is working hard to drive economic growth and employment opportunities for local communities. Initiatives like the recently opened Stansted Airport College will leave a positive legacy of skills and education felt well beyond the airport.

“When this strategy is finalised it will need to enable growth in both the short and the long term, and make all parts of the UK amongst the most competitive places in the world to start new routes. It is important the consultation process is now used to identify the policies and other measures that will do most to deliver that goal.

“For example, as MAG invests more than £1.5bn in our airports over the next five years, we want to work with Government to maximise the benefits of direct connectivity right across the country. Airports like Manchester, London Stansted and East Midlands are strategic national assets, connecting people and goods to the world.”