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Retail NI Comments on Flybe Administration

Commenting on Flybe entering administration, Retail NI Chief Executive Glyn Roberts said:

“Our immediate thoughts are with the Flybe staff and their families at this difficult time”

“While Flybe going into administration is clearly bad news for Northern Ireland’s air connectivity and our economy in the short term, I am confident that Belfast City Airport will find new carriers for these vital air routes across the UK”

“Belfast City Airport is a crucial part of our transport infrastructure and is vital to the future of our local economy”

“Tourists and business travellers who use Belfast City Airport are important customers for our retail sector in Belfast City Centre and across Northern Ireland”

“We need to see Government at all levels supporting the City Airport during these challenging times as they engage with new carriers and address the issue of APD. I have no doubt that the airport will come through this difficulty and go from strength to strength”