Thursday, 25 October 2012

Dundee Airport : Loss of Belfast and Birmingham flights

The loss of the Loganair routes from Dundee Airport to Birmingham and George Best Airport Belfast is a real blow.     

I wrote to the City Council's Head of Economic Development about the matter and called for every effort to be made to attract additional flight destinations.   

He has responded:

"The Scottish Government announced recently that they would be commissioning a study into future options for Dundee Airport and the development of services.  They have included us in that study.   

The work is out for procurement just now and the current expectation is that it will report in the new year. 

None of that will take the place of attempts to widen the service offering and HIAL are actively seeking new operators and services."

The study is, in itself, positive as it is vitally important that the city has good links, particularly to ‘hub’ airports and I hope we will see progress towards other destinations well in advance of the V&A at Dundee opening.