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Sinn Féin welcomes Ryan Air and Air Lingus announcements

25 July, 2007

Sinn Féin Economy Spokesperson, Mitchel McLaughlin MLA (South Antrim) has welcomed today's reports that Aer Lingus and Ryan Air to locate at Belfast International and City Airports respectively.

Mitchel McLaughlin said:

"The reports today that Ireland's two leading Airlines will expand their operations to Belfast's two airports are a very welcome development.

"Not only will it provide much needed employment and a boost to the economy but it is also a vote of confidence in the political process.

"As a public representative for South Antrim I am particularly happy to welcome the Aer Lingus intention to locate at Belfast International Airport in the very near future." ENDS

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