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.
Manager of Sligo airport, Joe Corcaran, told focusmeireland.com 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.’