31/08/2010

Ryanair Pulls Out Of Belfast City Airport

Budget airline Ryanair has announced that it will stop services from George Best Belfast City Airport from October 31.

The announcement was made by Ryanair CEO Michael O'Leary at a press conference at the Europa Hotel in Belfast.

Mr O'Leary told reporters that the decision followed the confirmation that a public inquiry into a planned runway extension would be further delayed.

Passengers with flights booked with the airline for after this date are being advised to check with Ryanair.

Ryanair have been operating from the City airport since 2007, but it is the airline's smallest base with only five domestic routes - Bristol, the East Midlands, Glasgow, Liverpool and London - served from the airport.

(KMcA/GK)

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