Wednesday, 7 September 2016

Fwd: North West losing out on £761m of trade each year without a new runway – Let Britain Fly

Good afternoon,
 
It is more than a year since the Airports Commission published its final report on the expansion of airports capacity. During that year, the UK has missed out on at least £9.5bn in potential trade with emerging economies because we do not have a new runway. Those losses will continue to accumulate at the rate of £1.1 million every hour until the runway opens. The North West loses out on £761m of potential trade each year that passes without runway capacity expansion.
 
Airfreight is essential to the future success of the UK economy. 40% of our £305bn exports travel by air. That includes anything valuable, perishable or required just-in-time, from Scottish Salmon to pharmaceuticals, Brompton bikes to Formula 1 cars. Today's report undertaken by CEBR on behalf of Let Britain Fly, shows that the whole of UK plc is missing out huge volumes of trade with the top ten fastest growing emerging market economies because of a lack of runway capacity and connectivity.
 
We cannot afford to lose more. Government has a clear recommendation from the Commission to build a new runway, allowing us to open new routes to emerging markets and expand existing links. It must decide.
 
Please click on the below image to share the impact which runway dithering is having on the North West every year, and to show your support for a swift decision.
 
Yours sincerely,
 
Matthew Hill
Let Britain Fly
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