Derry Airport eyeing new routes to Dublin, Newcastle and Birmingham

City of Derry Airport are optimistic there will be good news on the long hoped for return of the Dublin route within months, it has been confirmed.

Managing director at the Eglinton airport Steve Frazer revealed to the Journal that he also wants to see new routes to Newcastle and Birmingham in the future.

As well as the current summer routes to the Algarve and Majorca, City of Derry Airport offers scheduled flights to and from London Stansted, Liverpool, Edinburgh and Glasgow with Loganair and Manchester with Ryanair. And Mr. Frazer said that as well as Dublin, Newcastle and Birmingham, the airport is eyeing up potential European seasonal routes for the future.

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“We have flights to key cities and we are targeting a few more,” he said.

City of Derry airport is eyeing routes to Dublin and to Birmingham. Pictured is Dublin city centre and inside the Bull Ring & Central shopping centre in Birmingham. Pictures: City of Derry Airport and Brendan McDaid, Derry Journal.

“In terms of the Dublin route, we would love to get that one over the line, but we are fairly confident.

“I would be confident enough that by the end of this year there will be some good news from the Irish government on their support for Dublin.

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“I don’t want to count my chickens, but I am pretty sure it is heading in that direction.”

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He added: “In our sights would be at least Birmingham and Newcastle as well, and then we will be looking at other summer and possibly winter destinations over the next year to 18 months to see what we can do seasonally for people as well.”

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Flights from Derry with Ryanair start at £11.99 one way, while flights with Loganair start at £49.99 one way (all Loganair flights include 1 x free checked in 15kg bag).

For further details visit www.cityofderryairport.com

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