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Ford hopes sale of Belfast International Airport will lead to more investment opportunites

July 22, 2013 2:25 PM

Alliance South Antrim MLA David Ford has commented on sale of Belfast International Airport, by saying that he hopes it will lead to more investment opportunities at the airport. American based firm ADC and HAS Airports Worldwide bought the airport from Spanish company Abertis for £244million.

David Ford MLA said: "I hope that this sale will lead to more investment opportunities at the airport.

"Following this sale, I hope that the Executive will seek to work with the new owners, local businesses and airline companies, as we seek to increase the number of destinations available from the airport.

"Transport links play a key role as we look to attract more foreign investment to Northern Ireland, so any new route could be a big boost to our local economy.

"I hope to meet the airport's management team to discuss their plans following this sale."

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