Insider - Craig Paton & Peter A Walker
Opposition party leader calls on SNP to improve post-Covid connectivity
The Scottish Government must come up with a plan to revive the fortunes of the country’s airports, Labour leader Anas Sarwar has said.
Speaking ahead of a visit to Glasgow Airport on Tuesday, he urged ministers to “sell brand Scotland to the world”.
According to the Scottish Labour leader, the airport is running at 86% of its pre-Covid capacity and has lost routes to key areas including North America in recent years.
“Scotland’s airports are the gateway to our economy, but years of government failure has pushed them to breaking point,” Sarwar said.
“This damaging drop in connectivity in Glasgow and across Scotland is consistent with the SNP’s record in government – one of managed decline and economic failure.