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Lack of air traffic control cover threat to business and tourism – Empey

Ulster Unionist Peer, Lord Empey, has expressed concerns about air traffic control cover at Belfast City Airport.

Lord Empey said:

“It is disappointing that Belfast City Airport has been hit by a lack of air traffic control cover recently. This, sadly, is not unique in the UK or Europe. However, with people already arriving for the golf at Portrush, it would be a pity if delays were caused by a shortage of air traffic controllers. 

“Northern Ireland has plenty of obstacles to overcome in attracting business and tourists because of our geographical position without adding another one.

“I have made contact with Baroness Vere, the Aviation Minister, to see what can be done.”

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