Ulster Unionist MEP Jim Nicholson has expressed his disappointment at the decision by Brussels Airlines to cancel its Belfast City Airport route from April.
Mr Nicholson said:
“The news that Brussels Airlines has cancelled its Belfast City route less than a year after it was launched is a huge disappointment for Northern Ireland.
“Northern Ireland had gone many years without this important route, and it took much hard work to secure it last year. This leaves Northern Ireland once again without a direct link to the hub of EU decision-making, and all of the business and tourism potential that brings.
“This is a lost opportunity and I hope other airlines will look to take up this route to keep Northern Ireland connected to the heart of Europe.”