George welcomes announcement on regional connectivity

George Eustice, Member of Parliament for Camborne, Redruth and Hayle has today welcomed the news that Flybe will continue to operate after discussions with central Government. 

In a sign of the Prime Minister's commitment to levelling up all regions of the UK, the Government has announced additional measures to support regional connectivity across the UK to ensure all corners of the country drive the economy and fully benefit from prosperity in years to come. 

The Government will also undertake a review of regional connectivity to ensure that all nations and regions of the UK have the domestic transport connections local communities rely on - including regional services from local airports. 

The Government was notified about the difficulties of Flybe on 11 January, and since then has worked intensively with the company to understand their financial position and explore options. In the light of these discussions the management and shareholders on 14 January took action to set Flybe on a recovery path.

George said, "Regional connectivity is an important part of ensuring that places like Cornwall do not get left behind. Flybe are an important part of our infrastructure alongside our ever important rail and roads that help drive forward growth and development in the region."