Last Aer Arann Flight from Sligo to Dublin Leaves Today

Tourism in Sligo is to take a hit today as the last Aer Arann  flight from Sligo to Dublin Airport leaves at 5:30 this evening. It has left  the tourism sector within the region fearful that of the effect it may have on the local economy.

Aer Arann have  also ceased flights to Dublin from Galway, Knock and Derry. The Government will continue funding the routes between Dublin and Kerry, and Dublin and Donegal.

Manager of Sligo airport, Joe Corcaran, told that ‘The decision to reduce funding for the PSO flights from Dublin to the Regions has resulted in the cessation of scheduled services at SligoAirport. While the Airport will remain in operation to service its other important stakeholders, the twenty five year old air link to Dublin will be a great blow to the tourism and business links in the area. The protection of the airport facility and its jobs will be paramount going forward and all possible development ideas will be examined to ensure its future.’

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