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Summit hears Island concerns on air links


The British-Irish Council has heard concerns from a Manx delegation about the continuation of air links between the Isle of Man and UK.

Chief minister Allan Bell met political leaders from the UK, Ireland, Northern Ireland, Scotland, Wales and the Channel Islands at the Council's summit in Guernsey on Friday.

The economy and transport links were high on the agenda and between formal talks, Mr Bell held a private meeting with Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg.

The restoration of air links between the Island and Scotland resulted from talks at a previous British Irish Council summit.

Mr Bell says the summit offered an ideal opportunity for member administrations to voice concerns about key routes - such as the vital air link between the Island and London:



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