EEF backs Heathrow

A survey from the Engineering Employers Federation – the manufacturers trade body – has shown why the organisation supports expansion at Heathrow rather than Gatwick.

The survey’s headline finding was that, for manufacturers expressing a business need for additional airport capacity, 79% would prefer this to be at Heathrow rather than Gatwick.

The survey also says that the preference for Heathrow over Gatwick exists across all English regions and Wales and for every size of company and every sector in our survey.

EEF members appear to support the idea that a hub airport is important for UK Plc, as it connects regional airports to wider long haul networks, which helps explain, say EEF, why Aberdeen, Glasgow, Leeds Bradford, Liverpool and Newcastle airports have all publicly expressed a preference for Heathrow expansion.

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