UK Government to subsidise Dundee to London flights
The UK Government has announced that direct flights to London from Dundee will be subsidised for a period of two years.
The Department for Transport (DFT) announced funding worth a total of £4.3 million for the public service obligation (PSO) routes.
The DFT has confirmed that it will prove £2.5m to maintain direct flights between Dundee and London until 2023.
Loganair will continue to operate the flights from Dundee Airport to London City Airport.
The DFT also announced that Cornwall Council will also receive up to £1.8m to run flights between London and Newquay, The Scotsman reports
Aviation minister Robert Courts said: “We’re maintaining these vital transport links, including the hugely popular London to Dundee and the reinstated Newquay to London routes, for people right across the country for tourism and business travel.
“The Government is fully behind UK regional connectivity and strengthening these routes as we build back better from the pandemic.”
Graeme Dey, the Scottish Government’s transport minister, added: “I welcome the extension of this contract which will continue to provide important connectivity for Dundee.
“This service will benefit business travellers and offer visitors a direct route to experience the tourism offering in the city and surrounding area.
“The Scottish Government is committed to continuing to support the service both through our direct contribution to the cost of the flights and our ongoing subsidy of Dundee Airport.”