How long before Galway comes to regret this, and wants to build a new airport?
One thing for sure what Galway doesn't need is another piece of development land no one wants.
Galway now holds the Irish record for the greatest number of disused or unused airfields in the State.
There has been no other communication as to their intentions into the future. From all the contradictory comments from local politicians. I don't think they've thought it through.EICM - GALWAY
+ AERODROME IS CLOSED EXCEPT FOR BASED CLUB AIRCRAFT
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+ AVGAS FUEL NOT AVBL
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+ CARNMORE DME CRN CH37X FREQ 110.0MHZ OUT OF SERVICE
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+ GALWAY NDB CRN FREQ 321 KHZ OUT OF SERVICE
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+ ILS LOCALIZER RWY 26 OUT OF SERVICE
Just have a look at how Oban is operated by the local authority. A really fine GA field.
As for the local users in Galway Airport especially the club and other businesses, they have the benefits under the landlord and tenants legislation to continue using the property as long as they like............ the local authority can not stop them using the airport and all of its facilities.......... they bought it with those tenants.
pity for the staff that were made unemployed though.
of course the big question is ...........why has the tax payer bust bailed out the chamber of commerce to the tune of €1.1m............................who are the chamber of commerce?. who has been given the present of our money? why?
My suggested answer .........because if the airport was liquidated it would have sold for a fraction of €1.1m and the chamber would be ............(shall we say) short of cash
Why not a liquidators sale of the facility to the private sector and let it operate away just like Weston. Why did this not happen?
As the people who bought the airport are non aviation. They probably haven't considered this yet although I'm sure. Undoubtedly this will be brought to their attention.
looks like another 'spend the money and then come up with any reason to justify it'.......................will we ever learn?
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