Monday 11 December 2017

Fears for 180 jobs as Aer Arann suspends Galway services reporters

FEARS are growing for 180 jobs at Galway Airport after Aer Arann suspended its service there for the winter season.

The decision takes effect from October 31 and the routes affected include Luton, London Stansted, Manchester, Edinburgh and Waterford.

Aer Arann said the decision was taken after passenger numbers declined and it regretted the impact of the decision on staff and customers.

The airline, which recently underwent a restructuring, said its 35 staff based at the airport will be offered new opportunities in other locations.

Independent TD for Galway West Noel Grealish said the move puts 180 jobs at the airport in doubt.

His attempt to raise the issue at leaders’ questions today in the Dail was ruled out of order by the Ceann Comhairle.

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