A local councillor has said ‘several’ airlines are interested in resuming flights between Dublin and Donegal.
Councillor Noreen McGarvey made the comment at today’s meeting of Donegal County Council.
Aer Lingus announced on Saturday morning that all regional flights operated by Stobart Air have been cancelled with immediate effect after the company announced it has ceased operations.
As a result, all Dublin flights to and from Donegal Airport have been grounded.
However, intense discussions are taking place at government level to resume the service.
“I was heartened to hear at lunchtime that several airlines are interested in taking on the PSO contract which would reopen the Dublin to Donegal route,” Cllr McGarvey said.
The council’s Director of Finance, Mr Garry Martin, is also a member of the board of Donegal Airport.
“This is a critical service for west Donegal and the rest of the county – the loss of the PSO is an existential threat to the airport,” Mr Martin told today’s meeting.
“The Department of Transport is working on the legal implications for putting in place an interim operator. There was a board meeting of the airport earlier today – all hands are to the pump.”
Thanks to Top Drone Photography for providing the stunning photo of the approach to Donegal Airport, the most scenic airport in the world.Tags: