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Airport revamp 'unnecessary' says passenger watchdog

Aa-reaghey y purt aer 'neu-ymmyrchagh' as arreyder son troailtee

Imnea ec ArreyTroailt er shalee mooar

Ta arreyder son troailtee gra dy vel yn aa-chummey giallit er £300,000 jeh'n ard shickyrys ayns Purt Aer Runnysvie neu-ymmyrchagh, as dy jean eh deyrey troailtee gys meeghyn elley 'dy gheinys as dy voirey'.

Ta Terry Liddiard jeh ArreyTroailt gra dy lhisagh yn Rheynn Bun-Troggalys v'er chur er linney y nah ammyr goull-x, shaghey cur er bun shalee mooar.

Ta'n Rheynn Bun-Troggalys er hoilshaghey magh plannyn son lhaideryn kaart-chlaare automatagh, ard shickyrys aa-chiaddit, ymmyd jeh'n nah scanner ec yn traa smoo preaysagh as cur faill da obbreeyn elley.

Ta Mnr Liddiard gra dy vel yn rheynn 'ceau argid er y doilleeid' shaghey toiggal y bun-oyr.

AS MNR LIDDIARD :  Dy beagh ny neesht jeh ny greieynyn gobbraghey lesh y skimmee femoil ayn, eisht yinnagh ny doilleeidyn lheie ersooyl. As ta ny doilleeidyn er ve lhiurid ny arbylyn as ny traaghyn neu-hurral dy chosney nyn drooid. Ta shin toiggal dy vel yn chooid smoo jeh'n £300,000 dy ve eeckit er lhieggal offishyn dy yannoo tooilley reamys son arbylyn, agh lhisagh yn un dean ve dy gheddyn rey rish ny arbylyn 'sy chied ynnyd. Ec yn chooid smoo dy phuirt aer ta traa faarkee er mean dy chosney trooid shickyrys ny sgirrey na queig minnid nish. Ec Runnysvie ec traaghyn preaysagh t'eh 25, 45, 50 minnid, as dy mennick ny sodjey, as shen neu-hurral.


Airport revamp 'unnecessary' says passenger watchdog

Travelwatch concerned over major project


A passenger watchdog says the promised £300,000 re-design of the security area at Ronaldsway Airport is unnecessary, and will condemn passengers to more months of 'inconvenience and distress'.

Terry Liddiard from Travelwatch says the Department of Infrastructure should've brought the second x-ray channel online rather than commit to a major project.

The DOI has revealed plans for automatic boarding card readers, a remodelled security area, use of the second scanner at peak time and hiring extra staff.

Mr Liddiard says the department is 'throwing money at the problem' rather than understanding the root cause:

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