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Air links to Scotland to be restored

DED aids re-employment of 20 Citywing staff

Air links to and from Scotland could soon be restored, the House of Keys is told.

Five routes were dropped when ticket seller Citywing went into liquidation on Friday night - but progress continues; services to Belfast and Newcastle have already been picked up by Eastern Airways.

In Keys today (Tuesday), Infrastructure Minister Ray Harmer said talks are underway to regain other destinations - including a service to Scotland.

The Department of Economic Development is currently assisting all 20 Citywing staff in finding work, and hopes any new airlines would consider employing them.

Mr Harmer is hopeful the problem will be resolved soon:

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