A notice has been issued to the staff at Aer Lingus staff in George Best Belfast City Airport that their jobs may be at risk as the airline may be forced to make some redundancies, according to a report by the Irish News.

The Irish carrier airline operates six routes from the airport and last night insisted it “remains fully committed to its Northern Ireland services”.

The Aer Lingus flight fron Belfast to Gatwick service is due to come to a close at the end of next month with Ryanair taking over the route from Belfast International Airport.

A spokeswoman for Aer Lingus said the issue of how its “flying schedule is resourced is the subject of an on-going review as is common throughout our operations”.

However, she added: “There is no planned change to our year-round services from Belfast to London Heathrow or our Summer sun routes to Malaga, Faro, Palma de Mallorca and Alicante.We will continue to provide Aer Lingus employment to resource our Belfast operations.”

Although Ryanair have began to announce additional flights to different destinations which will give a boost to the Northern Ireland economy, we can only hope for the staff at Aer Lingus in Belfast that this hasn’t come at a price and both airlines can continue to flourish.

To read the report by the Irish News, click here.

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