ANGUS MACDONALD MSP WELCOMES INCREASED COMPETITION ON HEATHROW ROUTES
Tuesday, 21 August 2012 15:15
EXTRA COMPETITION WILL HELP BOOST ECONOMY AND TOURISM IN FALKIRK DISTRICT
Falkirk East MSP Angus MacDonald has today welcomed the prospect of Virgin Atlantic opening up a new route from Heathrow to Edinburgh Airport, saying that the extra competition on the route will help boost Falkirk District’s economy and tourist numbers. Chief Executive Steve Ridgeway has today said that they will be looking to have the new route, and one to Aberdeen, running by summer 2013.
Angus MacDonald MSP, a member of the Scottish Parliament’s Economy and Tourism Committee warmly welcomed the news saying:
“I’m delighted to hear that Virgin Atlantic is planning to open up a new service to Edinburgh from Heathrow.
“This has been talked about for some time – certainly since BMI ceased operating the route – and I am very keen to see increased competition on such a vital link between the capital cities.
“There is clearly demand for the this route, and increased competition can only be of benefit to a large number of businesses in Falkirk district and to the wider regional economy.
“It won’t just stop there, however, as this will open up connections to the myriad of flights available at Terminal 2 – giving a huge boost for tourism and business.”
“I look forward to receiving further details from Virgin Atlantic executives when I meet with them in Parliament on 5th September.”