05 March 2020
Angela McGowan, CBI Northern Ireland Director, said:
“Following Flybe’s collapse, our thoughts are with their employees and passengers trying to get home. Understandably they will be looking for reassurances today - addressing their concerns must be a priority.
”As a key operator within Belfast City Airport, it’s encouraging that negotiations with other airlines are underway to fulfill these essential routes. Government must support these talks, help protect those who’ve lost their jobs and secure vital regional connectivity. Better transport links are essential for Northern Irish firms and fundamental to the Government’s ambitions of ‘levelling up’ the UK’s economic performance.”