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.