Asked by Jim Fitzpatrick
(Poplar and Limehouse)
Asked on: 22 June 2015
Department for Transport
To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what the reason is for the time taken to allocate funding under the Regional Air Connectivity Fund; and when an announcement of the launch of the new air links under the Fund will be made.
Answered by: Mr Robert Goodwill
Answered on: 29 June 2015
The Government announced last year financial support for two public service obligation routes, Dundee – London City and Newquay Cornwall – London Gatwick from the Regional Air Connectivity Fund.
In addition to this the Government undertook earlier this year an initial application stage for airlines to bid for start-up aid funding. The Government will announce after the July Budget how we will take this forward.