Statement from Economy Minister Diane Dodds on Stobart Air

Date published: 12 June 2021

“While today’s announcement that Stobart Air is to liquidate is disappointing when our economy is beginning to recovery, as I announced on 6 May 2021, I am proactively working on the NI Domestic Aviation Kickstart Scheme (NIDAKS) to help kick-start NI’s economic recovery by maintaining and enhancing our air connectivity with Great Britain.

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"This will help our businesses to access economic markets in GB and help our tourism industry attract visitors to Northern Ireland. 

“My Department is proactively and regularly engaging with our airports to provide confidence going forward, and we will be launching NIDAKS to deliver our commitment to Northern Ireland’s air connectivity as soon as the required approvals are secured.” 

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