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Belfast Airport announcement has huge potential for local economy - Kearney

7 January, 2016

Sinn Féin’s Declan Kearney has welcomed the announcement that Ryanair is to open up operations in Belfast International Airport with the potential for hundreds of jobs to be created as a result.

Speaking today Mr Kearney said:

“The announcement of a multi-million pounds expansion by Ryanair at Belfast International Airport is a huge boost to the local economy.

“Not only will it create jobs but it also has the potential to open up key routes to Europe and elsewhere bringing much-needed links in terms of business and tourism to the North.

“Ireland is a global destination, Dublin airport is currently surpassing passenger records and the new routes will open up the north.

“We need to match that and ensure that our local economy benefits from this move.”

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