Residents’ fury at removal of airport passenger limit

Campaigners accuse Poots of disregard for public Local residents say they’re furious that the Environment Minister, Edwin Poots, has decided to do away with the passenger – or seats for sale limit – at George Best Belfast City Airport. The umbrella residents’ group, Belfast City Airport Watch, says the limit was a crucial aspect of … [Read more...]

Questions raised over airport’s passenger limit

Local residents have voiced their concern at the decision by bmibaby to switch its operations from Belfast International Airport to George Best Belfast City Airport. The umbrella residents’ group, Belfast City Airport Watch, says it will be asking the Department of the Environment whether or not the planned move will mean that the airport is, … [Read more...]

Residents welcome Assembly committee airport decision

Environment Committee to tell Minister to defer passenger cap move Local residents say they’re delighted that the Assembly’s Environment Committee is to tell the Environment Minister to defer a decision on removing a crucial noise regulation governing George Best Belfast City Airport. Earlier this afternoon, the Environment Committee voted … [Read more...]

O’Leary May Have Gone But Aircraft Noise Hasn’t…

Why your support for our campaign is still vital Ryanair may be about to pull out of Belfast – but that doesn’t mean that things will quieten down for long at George Best Belfast City Airport. Here’s why: Flybe has just announced an additional 100 flights a week on three of the routes operated by Ryanair from City Airport The … [Read more...]

Residents stunned as officials tell Environment Committee they haven’t enforced noise regulations

The residents’ group, Belfast City Airport Watch, has expressed amazement at the failure of the Planning Service to enforce noise regulations at George Best Belfast City Airport. Their comments came after one of the most senior officials in the DOE’s Planning Service this morning admitted to the Northern Ireland Assembly’s Environment … [Read more...]

Department sits back as late flights soar at City Airport

Campaigners lambast Environment Minister for failing to take action As Flybe announces it’s taking over three Ryanair routes at George Best Belfast City Airport, local residents say they’re furious at the revelation that late flights at the airport have increased, and that the Department of the Environment is refusing to take any … [Read more...]

Runway Extension

George Best Belfast City Airport wants to build a runway extension which would increase the current length of the runway by 470 metres to 2,299 metres for take-off and 2,059 metres for landing. Although the airport claims it has no current plans to allow larger aircraft, a report by the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) has concluded that there would … [Read more...]

Residents give cautious welcome to Ryanair move

Campaigners say move highlights need for NI aviation strategy Local residents have given a cautious welcome to Ryanair’s decision to pull out of George Best Belfast City Airport, at least temporarily. But the residents’ umbrella group, Belfast City Airport Watch (BCAW), is questioning the real motives for the move and says it highlights … [Read more...]

Residents call for independent inquiry into roof tiles incident

Local residents are calling for an independent inquiry into aircraft safety after roof tiles on two bungalows in east Belfast were apparently dislodged by a low-flying aircraft bound for George Best Belfast City Airport. The incident was the second such case in the area within just nine months. Dr Liz Fawcett, Chair of the Steering Group of … [Read more...]

Prevent the airport’s passenger limit being removed

ACT NOW The runway extension isn’t the only threat hanging over local residents – act now to prevent the airport’s passenger limit being removed. Read more. Environment Minister, Edwin Poots, has announced that he’s likely to lift the official limit on passenger numbers at Belfast City Airport. If this restriction is removed, there will … [Read more...]