Government subsidising flights between London and Newquay, and London and…

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Government subsidising flights between London and Newquay, and London and…

Government subsidising flights between London and Newquay, and London and Dundee, by £4.3m over 2 years
2021-11-23 23:00:00
The DfT has announced that £4.3 million of public funds will be given for two regional air routes, through PSO (Public Service Obligation) agreements. Flights between Newquay and London, by Eastern Airways, will be subsidised by Cornwall Council receiving up to £1.8 million over 2 years, which the government claims will help tourism and business travel.  The flights have been subsidised for many years.  The other route is London to Dundee, by Loganair, for which the government has confirmed that it will provide up to £2.5 million to fund direct flights for a further 2 years. Again, tourism and business travel are cited as benefits. PSOs are for routes where there is not enough demand to even half fill a small regional aircraft and that to attract a commercial operator to fly the route, the government has to provide a financial incentive.  So it is mildly curious that Robert Courts Aviation Minister talked of “the hugely popular London to Dundee” route. Over the years, there has been a lot of churn in which airline can be persuaded to fly these routes. .Tweet   Government boosts regional air connectivity with £4.3 million to fund flights to London from Dundee and Newquay Regional air services receive funding to bolster union connectivity to encourage tourism and business travel for years to come. From:  Department for Transport, Robert Courts MP, and Iain Stewart MP 22 November 2021 £4.3 million confirmed for regional connectivity through 2 PSO agreements, bolstering government pledges for union connectivity across the country government will fund reinstated flights between Newquay and London flights between Dundee and London will also continue to run until 2022 after funding confirmed The government has today confirmed that it will provide up to £4.3 million to fund direct flights between London and Newquay, and London and Dundee, in a major boost for regional links across the country. Cornwall Council will receive up to £1.8 million over 2 years to run flights from London to Newquay in a reinstated public service obligation (PSO) agreement that will create hundreds of jobs and keep people connected as we build back better from the pandemic. The government has also confirmed that it will provide up to £2.5 million to fund direct flights for a further 2 years between Dundee and London until 2023. This funding will keep an important route running, supporting regional links across the country. The 2 PSO agreements ensure that people from both e

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