Belfast most certainly does not need two 'international' airports, and a city location is a far from ideal setting for something which increasingly is having such a devastating impact on people.
Putting the brakes on the unbearable levels of noise, air pollution and safety worries should take precedence over the airport and airlines' profits and expansionist ambitions.
We do, after all, have another airport only 18km away, so any argument that equates restricting George Best Belfast City Airport's expansion with the economy suffering just doesn't stand up.
The bottom line is that the City airport and the owners, Ferrovial in Spain, should content themselves with their more than adequate profits being generated from regional UK routes and business travellers.
But it would seem that their ambition is insatiable. Expansion into the international and charter markets and bringing in Ryanair's 737s is totally unwarranted, given the impact this airport has on schools, homes and workplaces.
Someone, somewhere, needs to say enough is enough. The City airport was only granted planning permission as a commercial airport on the grounds that the majority of flights used Belfast Lough as their flight path, not the city's suburbs.
This is only being met by around 55% - 5% is not what I believe was intended to qualify as a sufficient majority under that planning agreement. And this will be eroded even further with the runway extension planned for the north-east end of the runway.
People in east and south Belfast had better prepare themselves to fight against any further expansion of this airport or learn to live with more planes, more noise and more air pollution, all the while watching their property being devalued - and then regret not doing anything about it when they had the chance.
Enough is enough, Belfast