6 SEPTEMBER 2010
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RYANAIR is to pull out of George Best Belfast City Airport citing delays with the proposed runway extension as the reason. In fact Ryanair only bases a single aircraft at the harbour airport which makes a mockery of his claim that Ryanair was worth one million passengers annually and is responsible for 50 jobs. However the Ryanair closure does highlight the length of time it is taking for what should really be a simple planning process and how a vociferous minority is able to dictate terms, as they see it. Flybe is likely to benefit from the move, its Embraer 195 aircraft more suited for the airport than Ryanair’s single Boeing 737-800. www.belfastcityairport.com
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