HC Deb 13 March 1968 vol 760 c290W
55. Mr. McMaster

asked the President of the Board of Trade what plans he has for improving the facilities at the civil airports in Northern Ireland so that they will be available for direct transatlantic flights.

Mr. J. P. W. Mallalieu

It seems probable that Aldergrove Airport will enjoy transatlantic services this summer with one intermediate stop. Its development to cater for non-stop services is under review in the light of future demand, costs, and the possible need for a runway extension to cater for short and medium haul services with new types of aircraft.