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McCartney and MacLochlainn call on Irish government to push for London air link

19 September, 2016 - by Raymond McCartney

Sinn Féin MLA Raymond McCartney and Senator Padraig MacLochlainn have called on the Irish government to move to reinstate an air route between City of Derry Airport and London. 

Mr McCartney and Mr MacLochlainn said; 

"The move by the Executive to put in place a package of support for City of Derry Airport is welcome in terms of 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. For that to happen we need to see the direct air link to London reestablished. 

"The airport is used by people from rights across the wider north west and in fact 40 per cent of passengers come from Donegal. 

"We are calling on the Irish government to press for the Public Service Obligation route to Dublin to be reintroduced as soon as possible. 

"This route is key to developing the economy of the north west and would provide a vital service to the wider local community in Derry, Donegal and further afield."

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