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...]

Residents welcome Commissioners’ stand on public inquiry

Residents have welcomed the tough stand taken by the Planning Appeals Commission which has halted the public inquiry into the proposed runway extension at George Best Belfast City Airport. In a highly unusual move, the Commission has refused to go any further with the inquiry until the Department of the Environment obtains more robust and … [Read more...]

Residents take airport campaign to City Hall

Residents from east and south Belfast took their campaign against further expansion of George Best Belfast City Airport to the City Hall this evening [Tuesday, 3rd August]. A delegation from the umbrella residents’ group, Belfast City Airport Watch (BCAW), urged a specially-convened meeting of Belfast City Council’s Town Planning Committee, … [Read more...]