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 airport’s runway extension is still on the cards and Ryanair says it will be back if that goes ahead
The Environment Minister, Edwin Poots, will soon be announcing whether or not he’s going to remove the airport’s seats for sale or passenger limit – a move which would mean a higher proportion of large, noisy planes
During the first seven months of this year alone, there were 278 flights taking off and landing at the City Airport after the 9.30pm curfew – the Department of the Environment has admitted it’s not bothering to enforce the curfew
Although we may get a temporary respite from 6.30am flights, planes are still permitted to take off from 6.30am – seven days a week – another airline could easily take advantage of that slot if it wished
So please – if aircraft noise is a concern to you or you don’t want noise levels to get any worse, sign up as a supporter to our campaign.
Don’t tell yourself you’ll get round to doing it sometime – do it now! That way you’ll help strengthen our campaign.
Your donation will also help greatly if you can afford it – but you don’t have to give any money to join our campaign.