Regional Airports

Department for Transport written question – answered on 14th June 2018.

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Photo of Justine Greening Justine Greening Conservative, Putney

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, which of the then new regional air routes by airlines to be supported through the Regional Air Connectivity Fund, announced by his Department on 2 December 2015, are still in operation at the frequency set out in the respective airline’s accepted application.

Photo of Jesse Norman Jesse Norman Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Transport)

Of the 11 routes to be supported through the Regional Air Connectivity Fund announced on 2 December 2015, services are still in operation on two routes and continue to receive financial support. These are routes between Newquay and Leeds-Bradford airports and between Norwich and Exeter airports. The Newquay / Leeds Bradford service now operates at a frequency of 4 daily returns per week compared to an original plan of 5 daily returns per week in the summer and 3 daily returns per week in the winter. The Norwich / Exeter service now operates at a frequency of 4 daily returns per week compared to an original plan of 7 daily returns per week in the summer and 4 daily returns per week in the winter.

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