Bristol Airport to benefit from changes to central Government policy

PUBLISHED: 12:00 20 June 2018 | UPDATED: 12:15 20 June 2018

Bristol Airport.

Bristol Airport.


Changes to central Government policy on runways will benefit the South West’s leading airport.

Bristol Airport has welcomed the Government’s confirmation of its support for airports throughout the UK making best use of their runways.

MORE: Airport creates cash fund for community projects across North Somerset.

The policy follows a consultation last year as part of the Government’s development of its aviation strategy.

A document details how airports should address ‘environmental issues such as noise, air quality, and carbon emissions’ among other policies.

MORE: Airport plans to increase size of terminal and to double passenger numbers.

Simon Earles, planning and sustainability director at the airport, said: “By providing clear policy support for airports with plans for sustainable growth, the Government has given support to regions like the South West where demand for air travel is forecast to increase.

“The next challenge is to deliver better connections to the road and rail networks.”

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