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New Edinburgh route

A NEW air route between Knock and Edinburgh has been launched in a bid to rejuvenate business in the Mayo area.

Liam Scollan, speaking at the launch of a new Edinburgh service from Knock, which is being operated by airline Flybe, warned that if current tourism policies were not changed, many of the 10 different UK destinations now served from the airport would be lost.

Mr Scollan called for a "radical improvement" in the marketing of the region. He said that if this was not done, the opportunity to support 1,000 jobs and €85m in tourism spending would be lost this year.