Budget airline Flybe considering Derry to Heathrow route

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Flybe is considering launching a new route from City of Derry airport to London Heathrow should plans for a third runway in London get the green light.

The budget airline has revealed that it is considering 12 critical new routes including Derry.

The news comes just weeks after Ryanair announced it was pulling its Derry to Stansted flight from march of next year.

Donegal Senator Padraig mac Lochlainn says should the plans come to fruition, it will be an exciting time for this region: