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Harding calls for airport closure

Thursday, 12 April 2018

Harding calls for airport closure thumbnailCity of Derry Airport.

CONSERVATIVE spokesperson David Harding has called for City of Derry airport to close, claiming that the airport was a "colossal waste of money to both taxpayers and ratepayers."
Said Mr Harding: "Figures recently published by the CAA show that passenger numbers have slumped by 100,000 in the past year - that means the airport has lost over a third of its business in the past year alone."
Mr Harding claimed that the taxpayer and ratepayer had spent over 30m building and supporting the airport over the past 30 years but claimed it was time for the Council to face the reality that the airport is "a failure."
He continued: "We need to see funding focused on roads - both completing the dualling of the A26 to Coleraine and pressing on with the huge task of upgrading the A6. This will greatly enhance journey times to Belfast International.

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