Sinn Féin MP Elisha McCallion has welcomed the announcement of funding for a Derry to London air route.
The Foyle MP said:
“I welcome the announcement of funding for the Public Service Obligation (PSO) air route for flights between City of Derry Airport and London.
“This route will be funded by the British government and the block grant in the north so it will come at no additional cost to local ratepayers.
“I, along with others, lobbied the British government and the civil service to fund this route and I am glad it has come to fruition.
“This route will improve connectivity between Derry and London and will help the local business community, students and the tourism sector.”