Vision for Derry Aiport and North
CITY of Derry Airport has unveiled the initial
publication of its Draft Master Plan which sets out
the vision for its future development as an
important transport and tourism hub for the North
The airport authorities and Derry City Council aim
to ensure that, along with growth, the airport
"delivers the widest possible economic and social
benefits to local communities and the North West
region, growing the airport so it reflects the
region it serves".
It is open for consultation from Monday, November
19, 2012 until Friday, February 15, 2013 with the
hope of "generating ideas and stimulating debate".
City of Derry Airport.
director, Damien Tierney, said: “The Draft Master
Plan sets out our vision for the development of the
airport as a transport gateway for the North West of
the island of Ireland. It presents a range of future
improvements and enhancements to the existing
facilities that we wish to develop to meet this
Derry Mayor, Cllr Kevin Campbell said the airport
was a very important asset for the city and region.
"Once the masterplan is complete it is intended that
it will be incorporated as an advisory document
within the overall area plan for the city," he said.
City of Derry Airport facilitates in-bound tourism
to the region, as well as providing essential
connections for businesses, students and families in
Britain with flights to London Stansted; Liverpool;
Birmingham and Glasgow Prestwick. European
destinations include Faro, Alicante, Tenerife,
Lanzarote and Majorca.