Following a meeting with staff this morning, I can confirm the collective consultation has failed to identify a viable alternative that would allow the airport to remain open.
Proposals put forward by staff were carefully considered by the management and owners but these proposals would still have required ongoing substantial losses be subsidised and therefore were not viable.
In the absence of other options, the decision has been taken to close the airport on the 15th May...
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For the second time this month, the region has been hit with heavy snow - leading to disruption and a number of events being cancelled.
James Wright has the latest forecast for the west of the region.
James Wright has the latest weather forecast for the east of the region.