New transportation link needed - London City Airport News

Airport news for London City on 19/05/2008.

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According to Alan Bell, the Treasury Minister for the Isle of Man, a new connection between London City Airport and the Isle of Man is an important necessity, particularly in the aftermath of the financial collapse of EuroManx. On May 9th, the airline went into receivership, officially ending the only direct service between the Docklands airport and the IOM.

Mr. Bell firmly believes that the business community vitally needs a strong connection to the London City Airport. He hopes that the service will be taken up by other airlines.

Mr Bell said: “We need to work with the private sector and with other airlines to ensure that this link back to London City especially is re-established as quickly as we possibly can. I do know that the Department of Transport is talking to other airlines and some tentative proposals have been made. I am hopeful in the not too distant future we will be able to come forward with a new set of proposals that will fill that particular gap.”

Several other airlines operate flights from other British locations to the Isle of Man. Flybe, for example, operates flights from Birmingham, Liverpool, London Gatwick, London Luton, Manchester, and Southampton. Eastern operates flights from Birmingam and Newcastle. BA’s Loganair flies from Edinburgh and Glasgow.

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