Siobhan Rafferty
05th June 2018

Consumer Council Statement on Approval of Third Runway at Heathrow Airport

In response to the approval of a third runway at Heathrow Airport, The Consumer Council calls for the UK Government to maintain access for Northern Ireland passengers.

Scott Kennerley, Head of Transport Policy at The Consumer Council said, “Our air links, both international and domestic, are central to supporting Northern Ireland’s economy, tourism, inward investment and social wellbeing.

“In 2017, there were almost 700,000 passenger journeys between Northern Ireland and Heathrow. As rail and road are not viable alternatives, given Northern Ireland’s geographical location, it is important that the UK Government ensure Northern Ireland passengers are given priority in regards to Heathrow access rights.”