'Vital' London Stansted to Dundee flight route extended for two years

Tom Powell
Flight path: The Dundee-London was link launched in 2014: Bethany Clarke/Getty Images

A "vital" air link between Dundee and Stansted Airport has been secured for another two years with the announcement of more funding.

The public service obligation (PSO) agreed between the UK Government, Transport Scotland and Dundee City Council guarantees almost £3.7 million to keep the route open over the 2017/18 and 2018/19 financial years.

The UK Government will contribute 50 per cent of the funds, with the Scottish Government putting in £1.4 million and Dundee City Council funding a further £400,000.

Loganair will continue to operate the route from March 26, with two return flights each weekday and one on Sundays.

Aviation Minister Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon said: "I am delighted that Loganair will continue to operate this direct air service between Dundee and London Stansted for another two years.

"Passengers and businesses will continue to benefit from the connectivity this route provides. It will further boost trade and tourism opportunities will continue to flourish in Scotland.

"Regional airports are vital to our long-term economic strategy, and we are committed to strengthening links across the whole country and in particular ensuring access to London to further boost growth across the whole of the UK."

The Dundee-London link launched as the first government PSO in 2014.

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