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    • Airport Seeks Local Schools Assistance in Celebrating 25th Anniversary

      Tuesday 10 Jun 2008

      "Flying high with George Best Belfast City Airport" that's the title of a primary schools competition the airport has launched as part of its 25th anniversary celebrations.

      The airport is asking primary school pupils to or draw a scene from airport life.  The winning entry will be included in the airports 25th anniversary book which will be published later this year, with the pupil also winning art materials and a guided tour of the airport for his/her class.

      All entries will be displayed within the airport concourse during the silver anniversary celebrations this year.

      Michelle Hatfield, Human Resources and Corporate Responsibility Manager at Belfast City Airport said:

      "The schools competition ties in with our appeal to the local community for their assistance in the compilation of a book about the airport.

      "We're currently asking anyone with interesting stories, memories or photographs of the airport over the last 25 years to contact us.  the resulting information will form a book that will be published later this year of which the winning pupil's painting will be included".

      The City Airport or Harbour Airport as it was originally known began operations in 1983 from a Nissen hut which acted as a terminal building.  In the early days, airport staff were regularly sent out to purchase fish and chips for passengers whose planes were delayed.

      Artwork for the schools competition should be sent to Joanne Deighan at George Best Belfast City Airport, BT39 JH.  If you wish to submit a story or photo about the airport you can email,
      Ruth Kimbley