It’s vital that local airport remains open – Doherty

A Donegal TD has welcomed the news that Aer Lingus has confirmed that it is exploring options around the possibility of being able to run the Public Service Obligation route between Dublin and Donegal.

Stobart Air had previously operated the Dublin to Donegal Route but the board recently placed the company into liquidation.

It’s emerged that over the past 24 hours that a number of companies would be interested in providing the Donegal to Dublin flight service.

One of the challenges it has is that Aer Lingus’ existing fleet of aircraft is too large for the runway at Carrickfinn.

Donegal TD Pearse Doherty says it’s vital that a new carrier is appointed to the route as quickly as possible.


Speaking to Ocean FM news, Deputy Doherty says not alone is the airport vital for business travel into and out of Donegal, it’s also used by a number of cancer patients that have to travel to Dublin for chemotherapy.