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Island must fight to protect air routes says Chief Minister

The Chief Minister says the Island has to fight to make sure all possible air routes are kept intact.

Blackpool Airport is to close next Wednesday after owner Balfour Beatty said it had been unable to find a buyer for the loss-making operation.

Local firm CityWing, which flies to the seaside resort, says it's still in discussions to make alternative plans to keep the route viable long term, but has had to suspend services for four weeks.

Allan Bell says the Manx have to keep their eye on the London routes and the route to Scotland.


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