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13/11/2020

Mayor releases statement on Belfast International Airport's Announcement

Following Belfast International Airport’s announcement regarding tactical closures, Mayor, Councillor Jim Montgomery has released the below statement.

Following Belfast International Airport’s announcement regarding tactical closures, Mayor, Councillor Jim Montgomery has released the below statement.

“The news that Belfast International Airport is to commence tactical closures is of significant concern. The fact that management consider this unprecedented step necessary, shows the pressures that the Airport has experienced during this pandemic. I heard those concerns first-hand in a briefing with the Airport’s Managing Director in September, and earlier this year I emphasised the strategic importance of the Airport for our economy to Northern Ireland Office Minister Robin Walker.
 
Today’s news, points to the urgent need for government support to ensure vital Airport infrastructure is protected and can recover sustainably, as we know connectivity is crucial for a regional economy like ours.”

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