Almost a year after the Causeway Coast and Glens Borough Council called off Airwaves Portrush airshow in Northern Ireland due to financial difficulties, the Full Council Committee is to vote in the new year on a motion that could see a new biennial airshow return to the region.
If given the go ahead, the first ‘International Causeway Airshow’ in 2022 will be held as part of celebrations to mark the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee. From then on the council would explore the possibility of the event returning every two years as a flagship event for the Borough and Northern Ireland.
The full motion for the Full Council Committee Meeting on 5th January reads:-
‘Notice of Motion proposed by Councillor Aaron Callan, seconded by Councillor John McAuley and supported by Alderman Norman Hillis, Councillor Angela Mulholland, Councillor William McCandless, Councillor Russell Watton and Councillor Chris McCaw
That this Council would develop a new International Causeway Airshow for 2022 to mark the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee and explore holding the event every 2 years from 2022. We should make this a key regional event not just for the Borough but for Northern Ireland and therefore explore working in partnership with key partners like the Northern Ireland Office, Ministry of Defence, Department for the Economy, Invest NI and Tourism NI. A project Board involving elected members of no more of 6 by d’hondt should be set up to shape and develop this event along with experts and other key stakeholders.’