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City Of Derry Airport In Doubt? – Bradley

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AVIATION firm flybmi has officially gone into administration and recalled its entire fleet back to Britain putting the entire future of the City of Derry Airport into jeopardy said East Londonderry MLA Maurice Bradley.

‘Flybmi were to officially announce a new flight between City of Derry and Manchester in a few days time. That will obviously now not go ahead causing a major worry for air travellers in the North-West and the management of the airport who were expecting to announce a renewed funding package.

Clive Coleman, Contracts Director at City of Derry Airport said a short time ago: ‘the establishment of the new flight to Manchester will put the facility on a stronger footing.’

Transport Secretary, Chris Grayling told the House of Commons yesterday ( 15th February )that the government, in partnership with the Department for the Economy, will subsidise the flybmi service between City of Derry Airport and London Stansted for a further two years

This is not good news for the region in general and the North-West in particular and throws the future of the airport and subsidies up in the air,’ concluded Bradley

A Flybmi spokesman said: “It is with a heavy heart that we have made this unavoidable announcement.

“The airline has faced several difficulties, including recent spikes in fuel and carbon costs, the latter arising from the EU’s recent decision to exclude UK airlines from full participation in the Emissions Trading Scheme.

“Current trading and future prospects have also been seriously affected by the uncertainty created by the Brexit process, which has led to our inability to secure valuable flying contracts in Europe.”

Flybmi took on the Derry to Stansted service from Ryanair in 2017, supplemented by a £3.8m subsidy from the UK Government’s Regional Air Connectivity Fund.

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