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Heathrow report champions regional links

TravelWatch says new link would be good for Island

The Island's TravelWatch group says a major expansion of Heathrow Airport would be good news for the Isle of Man.

The group's aviation spokesman Terry Liddiard says last week's report from the Airports' Commission highlights the importance of links between Heathrow and the British regions

Its author Sir Howard Davies has come down heavily in favour of a third runway at Heathrow - although the UK government has yet to accept his recommendations. 

Mr Liddiard, the former boss of Manx Airlines, says if they are implemented, a growth in regional traffic would benefit both travellers and local businesses:

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