Manchester Airport Group welcomes HS2 'boost'

The chief executive of Manchester Airport owner MAG, Charlie Cornish, has welcomed the news that the HS2 route will stop off at the airport.

Manchester Airport will become a more viable alternative to Heathrow under the HS2 plans, campaigners say Credit: Martin Rickett/PA Wire

He told the Manchester Evening News: “We believe it will bring major benefits to businesses and residents of the north west and allow greater access to the UK’s major airport outside London.

"Along with the city centre station, it will provide an additional boost to the economy of the region.”

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