The British Government are set to provide funding to ensure that the route between City of Derry Airport and London continues to operate after Ryanair cease their service in April next year.
Ryanair confirmed a number of weeks ago that they will suspend their service from City of Derry Airport to London in April 2017.
Management at the low budget airline claimed that the effects of Brexit and sustainability were the main factors in suspending the route.
However, the Department for Transport in London has reached an agreement in principle to provide funding for a flight between City of Derry Airport and London.
This will be a timely boost to the Donegal diaspora based in London and other parts of the UK who use the service from London-Derry, who were rocked by the news that Ryanair were suspending operations.
Local TD’s Pat ‘The Cope’ Gallagher and Thomas Pringle called for Stobart Air and Donegal Airport to look into providing an alternative solution for the diaspora in London.
The suggestion was that there had never been a better time for Donegal Airport and Stobart Air to provide a direct link from Donegal-London.
Sinn Féin MLA Raymond McCartney said it would be key to the City of Derry’s future.Tags: