The Member of the Senedd for Ynys Môn, Rhun ap Iorwerth MS, has expressed his disappointment at the Welsh Government’s announcement today regarding the north-south air link. He said:
“I am extremely disappointed with the Welsh Government’s announcement today and my thoughts are with the staff who are going to be losing their jobs.
“I’ve shown that I’m realistic about the challenges that the air service faces – the fact that the pandemic has reduced the need to travel for business and our growing concern about climate change. But, my question to Government was: if not the air link, then what will the Government be offering instead, and where will they be investing to ensure faster north-south connectivity, especially via rail? The answer, obviously, is nothing!
“Every penny of the money spent on the air link should go towards improving north-south transport connectivity, but that commitment is not there. This is a real kick in the teeth for efforts to unite us as a nation through the transport system and I and Plaid Cymru will continue to make the case for that.”