Sinn Féin’s Raymond McCartney has welcomed the news that the City Of Derry Airport has been awarded Public Service Obligation (PSO) for a direct flight to Stansted.
BMI regional has been selected as the preferred operator for the route between Stansted and the City of Derry Airport .
He said “I welcome the news that City of Derry Airport has been awarded Public Service Obligation (PSO) for a direct flight to Stansted.
This news will be welcomed by regular commuters to London for business, employment and those in the tourism sector in the North West region.
It will allow the airport to build for the future.
PSO funding from the British government follows on from the Executive funding of £7m for route and aviation development.
The move by the Executive to put in place a package of support for City of Derry Airport was vital in helping to secure the future of this much needed facility.
“We need to see the airport continue to develop and grow in the future in order to support and stimulate the economy of the wider North West.