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Parliamentary debates and questions

S5W-03648: Mike Rumbles (North East Scotland)

Scottish Liberal Democrats

Date lodged: 12 October 2016

To ask the Scottish Government, further to it signing the memorandum of understanding with Heathrow Airport on 10 October 2016 and the announcement of the £10 million route development fund, whether it has identified new domestic routes that should be created; for what reason it has identified these routes; what guarantees it has that these routes will be established, and how the fund will operate.

Answered by: Keith Brown 9 November 2016

Applications for funding under Heathrow's fund for new domestic routes will be for airlines to progress with the support of airports. Securing funding will be a competitive process but we would anticipate that new routes from Dundee and Glasgow Prestwick Airports will be promoted and supported.