Ryanair boss urged to expand City of Derry Airport service

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Ryanair boss Michael O’Leary has been urged to investigate expanding his airline’s operations at City of Derry airport.

Derry tour operator Martin McCrossan made the case for the city’s airport during a meeting with the airline mogul in Dublin last Friday.

Mr McCrossan appealed to the business tycoon to explore the “great opportunities” available at City of Derry airport as a gateway to the North West region of Ireland.

“I pressed on the importance of continuing to promote Derry and get more flights to and from the city,” said the local tour operator.

“I emphasised the great opportunities potentially available for Ryanair to bring more European routes to Northern Ireland.

“He was very positive about Derry and the future of the airport,” Mr McCrossan added.

Low cost carrier Ryanair is the main airline operating out of City of Derry Airport.

The airline currently operates services to Birmingham, Glasgow, Liverpool and Stansted from the city.