Heathrow Airport: Belfast City Airport

Department for Transport written question – answered on 30th June 2015.

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Photo of Jim Shannon Jim Shannon Shadow DUP Spokesperson (Health), Shadow DUP Spokesperson (Transport), Shadow DUP Spokesperson (Equality)

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if he will take steps to maintain the current level of connectivity between Heathrow Airport and Belfast City Airport before a decision is reached on additional runway capacity in South East England.

Photo of Robert Goodwill Robert Goodwill Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Transport)

In the UK airports, and the airlines that use them, operate in a competitive, commercial environment. It is for individual airlines make market-based decisions regarding the air services that they operate, and from which airports. It is not open to the Government to compel airlines to operate air services between specific airports.

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