Statement from Belfast Chamber on FlyBe going into administration

Simon Hamilton, CEO of Belfast Chamber said: “The news that FlyBe has gone into administration is devastating news for its staff and will have a hugely negative impact on Northern Ireland’s air connectivity which is so important to Belfast and the wider region.

“I know that the team at Belfast City Airport will work hard to find new airlines for these key routes and Belfast Chamber urges Government at all levels to support them to ensure that our connectivity, which is so important to business and especially tourism in our city, isn’t harmed by the unfortunate collapse of FlyBe.”