Neil Carberry, CBI Managing Director for Infrastructure and People responds to the Department for Transport’s next steps for developing a new aviation strategy.
“Aviation is already a major UK success story, and ensuring the sector flourishes is key for our economy. Alongside approving the third runway at Heathrow, progress on a long-term strategy for the whole of the UK’s aviation sector will be encouraging news for businesses.
“A clear and practical plan is vital to opening up international trade, boosting growth in every region and delivering the Government’s industrial strategy.
“But with airports and airlines needing to make investment decisions now, the Government must also provide a clear policy framework that enables the best use of existing capacity at the earliest possible opportunity.”