Readers of my blogs will know that I am a great advocate for the City of Dundee and think that the improvements that are taking place under the guidance of the Council are absolutely wonderful. This includes not only the V&A but also the new railway station, Malmaison, various hotels and other regeneration projects. Like most Dundonians, I was very disappointed to hear about Flybe’s decision to cancel its direct flight from Dundee Airport to Amsterdam. I would call on the Scottish Government to take steps to rectify whatever caused Flybe to cancel this flight and should it be the infrastructure and technology available at Dundee Airport then this should be rectified as a matter of urgency. If this cannot be rectified then I would urge the relevant authorities to consider creating a hub airport at Leuchars. Not only would this be a welcome investment into central Fife, it is vital to Dundee and the surrounding area that there is a local, regular international airport connection. This would allow Dundee to build on the momentum of the V&A and would also increase the number of visitors to Dundee or, at the very least, make it more likely that they stayed in some of the new accommodation being built in the city.
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