City of Derry airport would close if it lost Ryanair flights, warns manager

City of Derry Airport would be likely to close if Ryanair stopped flying from the council-owned facility, a tribunal in Derry heard last week.

21st October, 2006

The warning came from airport manager Seamus Devine, who was giving evidence to a hearing on a Freedom of Information (FoI) ruling that Derry City Council must disclose the terms of its contract with the low-cost carrier.

The council’s appeal against the order, issued last February by the British Information Commissioner Richard Thomas, was heard before a tribunal at Derry Courthouse last week.

The Tribunal’s decision is expected in about six weeks’ time....

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