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Heathrow has announced it will boost services to UK regional airports as part of its third runway expansion plans.
The airport is today launching an ‘election-style’ expansion manifesto setting out pledges it to boost the economy, create jobs and improve domestic connections.
Heathrow said an expanded airport will enable it to add new domestic routes to Jersey, Isle of Man and Belfast International. It will also establish a £10 million Route Development Fund, providing start-up support for new services to Liverpool, Humberside and Newquay.
It currently serves Aberdeen, Belfast City, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Inverness, Leeds, Newcastle and Manchester.
Last week, Heathrow pledged to reduce night flights and curb noise pollution as it looked to meet the conditions set out in the Airports Commission’s recommendation for airport expansion.
Last July, the Davies Commission recommended expanding Heathrow but with strict conditions.
Terry Scuoler, CEO of EEF, the manufacturers' organisation, said: "The brake on expansion at Heathrow is also a brake on UK jobs and growth.
“While the Government continues to dither, the tally of lost opportunities for UK business continues to mount. Valuable contracts remain on ice and this undoubtedly means manufacturers of all sizes, supply chains and regions are losing out."
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