Politicians have welcomed a new economic study that will help to realise the full potential of Dundee airport.
The study, to be undertaken by the Scottish Government and partners in the city, will look at how the city's transport links can be improved.
Infrastructure Secretary Alex Neill says maximising opportunities from air services is a fundamental component.
Dundee City West MSP Joe FitzPatrick, said: ''I was delighted to hear that the Scottish Government and partners are to conduct an impact study into what improvements will be required to Dundee's rail, bus, road and air services to accommodate the increased volume of passengers and traffic.”
Labour MP Jim McGovern also welcomed the news and said that such a study was long overdue.
SNP MP Stewart Hosie said: "I hope it's going to make a huge difference. We're on the brink of a huge transformation in Dundee, half a million extra visitors a year expected to the city because of the V&A and an incredible amount of work being done right now on the waterfront. So if we can have a study to prove that Dundee has potential to be a proper transport hub as well, we can internationalise the city's reach, then it's got huge potential."