Flights between Dundee and London will continue for a further two years following a multi-million-pound investment.
The UK Government confirmed on Monday that it will provide up to £4.3m to fund direct flights between London and Newquay, as well as London and Dundee, in what it describes as a “major boost for regional links across the country”.
Up to £2.5m will be provided via the PSO agreement to keep the Dundee to London service running until 2023.
Cornwall Council will also receive up to £1.8m over two years to run flights from London to Newquay.
Loganair will continue to run the flights to Dundee, operating from Dundee Airport to London City Airport. Flights from Cornwall Airport Newquay to Gatwick will start on December 9 and will be operated by Eastern Airways.
Iain Stewart, UK Government minister for Scotland, said: “It’s great news that flights between London City and Dundee have been secured for another two years.
“As we work to improve transport connectivity across the whole country, this route will continue to allow quick and easy travel between Tayside and the UK capital, supporting economic growth and job creation.”
Graeme Day, Scotland’s transport minister, welcomed the extension of the contract.
He added: “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.”
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