Thursday 15 August 2002

Ryanair's new base

As a former Prestwick resident, I am pleased by this news. I don't approve of £2 million of taxpayers' money being used but I believe that the same was on offer at the rival sites. I noticed that government ministers were claiming credit for this development yesterday - before Ryanair had made the announcement. Prestwick airport was saved from oblivion by local entrepreneurs - and by Ryanair - not by politicians.