Belfast International Airport Sues Aer Lingus For £20m

Belfast International Airport (BIA) has taken Irish flag carrier Aer Lingus to court pursuing £20m ($30m) in damages claiming that the airline is in breach of contract.

Belfast International Airport (BIA) has taken Irish flag carrier Aer Lingus to court pursuing £20m ($30m) in damages claiming that the airline is in breach of contract.

In an opening statement at a High Court hearing yesterday (April 21) lawyers for BIA argued that Aer Lingus signed a 10-year contract, which started in 2007, to base three A320 aircraft at its site, but five-years later moved operations to George Best Belfast City Airport.

BIA’s barrister told the court that after incorporating passenger charges and commercial profits for the five-years the financial impact of the contract breach was closer to £29m ($44m).

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