Maria Miller MP for Basingstoke welcomes the Government’s announcement to expand Heathrow Airport.

Maria said: “Heathrow is our closest major international airport and this important announcement will help Basingstoke at a time when we want to attract even more business to the town. A third runway at Heathrow means more business and tourism flights to and from this important hub airport, as well as more air freight capacity.”

Maria added: “It’s also critical that improvements to rail connections between Basingstoke and Heathrow go ahead, to ensure easier access to this important international business, trade and tourism hub.”