New Transport Secretary can build a Global Britain through successful UK airports

Welcoming the new Transport Secretary, Grant Shapps MP, to his new role, Chief Executive of the Airport Operators Association, Karen Dee said:

“The AOA looks forward to working with the new Transport Secretary to enable sustainable UK aviation growth. This will be vital to ensuring the UK has the connectivity it needs to build on its success outside the EU.

“The planned Aviation Strategy is an opportunity for the Government to support our vibrant and innovative industry, which supports more than 1.5m jobs and adds £96bn to the UK economy each year. Helping aviation go further will unlock growth across the country by enabling businesses such as manufacturers and the tourism industry to seek new customers abroad.

“A vital part of the Aviation Strategy will be to work cross-government to deliver policies and innovation to reduce the sector’s environmental impact, from modernising the UK’s airspace to working with industry to create the first UK-based sustainable aviation fuels plant”