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DUP South Antrim MLA Trevor Clarke has called on the Infrastructure Minister to make a statement to the Northern Ireland Assembly on Monday and detail why her Department has failed to support Belfast International Airport.

Mr Clarke said,

“As the aviation sector across the world has been battered by COVID-19, Belfast International Airport has reduced opening hours to cut costs and keep trading yet the Department for Infrastructure has failed to step up and support one of the biggest employers in my constituency.

Belfast International Airport is the largest airport in Northern Ireland yet millions of pounds have been agreed by DfI for the City of Derry Airport and not a single penny has been allocated by that Department to the BIA.

The DfI Minister must make a statement to the Assembly and explain what strategy she has in place to treat all airports fairly and help them through this pandemic.”