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26/09/2021

Councillor says it is 'vital' that flights from Donegal to Glasgow are retained

Donegal Airport receives grant of €580,617

Flights must be maintained say councillors

Flights from Donegal to Glasgow are of the utmost importance and must be maintained a Glenties Municipal District meeting heard this week. 

Loganair, the airline which operates flights from Donegal to Glasgow will cease services from the end of the current summer season,on October 29.

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Councillors at the recent meeting said that it is vital that another carrier is secured to work the route and agreed that a letter be sent, in relation to the matter, to the Minister for Transport Eamon Ryan. 

Sinn Féin Councillor John Shéamais Ó Fearraigh said that the flight maintained positive connectivity between Donegal and Scotland since it was established and warned that the loss of such a vital service would be a 'blow to the people.'

" We need to write to the Minister for Transport as soon as possible to get another airline for this service. It will be a big blow to the people and to the area if it goes. It is a great service," he said. 

Cathaoirleach of the Glenties Municipal District, Marie Therese Gallagher said emphasising that it is 'vital' that the service is retained. 

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