Discontinuation of Galway-Dublin route a disaster for the west – Colreavy
Sinn Féin TD for Sligo-North Leitrim has described Aer Arann’s decision to discontinue their daily Galway to Dublin route as ‘a disaster for the west’.
Speaking today Deputy Colreavy said:
“Aer Arann’s decision to discontinue their daily Galway-Dublin route is a disaster for the west. The decision comes after the Government’s decision to cut the Public Service Obligation for regional airports.
“These funds were a financial incentive to encourage airlines to fly to regional airports even when it was not profitable to do so.
“The removal of these funds will mean a loss of services for thousands of people in the West of Ireland leading to a significant loss of jobs.
“At a time when we have record levels of unemployment this is a retrograde step and an attack on the West of Ireland.”