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Future of City of Derry-London Heathrow Route Secured with Granting of NI Assembly Funding

The recently resumed Northern Ireland Assembly has announced the securing of the City of Derry-London Heathrow air route, with funding of more than £1m being granted for the route.

The NI Economy Minister Conor Murphy announced the funding last week, which will see the route – on which Loganair operates 20 weekly flights – secured.

Minister Murphy said: “Funding this route between City of Derry Airport and London Heathrow was an early priority for me as Economy Minister. The route connects the North West to London which helps thousands of people to travel to work and conduct business. This investment also protects jobs for airport workers and their families.”

Steve Frazer, City of Derry Airport Managing Director said: “Continuation of this connectivity from City of Derry Airport to London Heathrow is vital for the Northwest region to support our economic growth, improving both our business and tourism opportunities. Coupled with the fastest and most convenient access to central London, the route also provides onward connectivity to 119 destinations across 56 countries. With this core route now secured thanks to Minister Murphy’s announcement, improved regional connectivity will help drive our inward investment and growth opportunities across the Northwest.”

Geoff Percival
Geoff Percival
Geoff has worked in business, news, consumer and travel journalism for more than 25 years; having worked for and contributed to the likes of The Irish Examiner, Business & Finance, Business Plus, The Sunday Times, The Irish News, Senior Times, and The Sunday Tribune.
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