Chris Lyttle said: “It is absolutely vital that there is a public inquiry into the proposed runway extension. We need to allow everyone, including people living in the area and stakeholders, to be able to have a say on this issue. It is also essential that all the environmental information possible is made available to be considered at the public inquiry. Full openness and transparency is vital. Alliance brought this issue to the floor of the Assembly and we believe that it is very important that a full public inquiry takes place.
“Also, no decision regarding increasing the number of plane seats for sale should have been taken ahead of any public inquiry.”