Plans to develop the airport at Carrickfinn in north west Donegal.
Flights between Carrickfinn and Glasgow began with Malinair in 1985 but the company folded two years later. Loganair operates four scheduled flights on the Carrickfinn to Glasgow route. Now, there are plans to expand Carrickfinn as it has received almost £400,000 in funding from the Department of Tourism as part of a half-million-pound development at the site.
Anthony Gillespie, Secretary of Carrickfinn Airport explains that the runway is to be extended to from 600 to 1500 metres along with the installation of additional navigational aids such as DME (Distance Measuring Equipment) and lighting.
Údaras na Gaeltachta has a forty per cent stake in Carrickfinn Airport and the other major shareholders include two local Donegal brothers Paddy and Willie Faulkner. The airport company is hoping to attract Aer Lingus to Donegal.
An RTÉ News report broadcast on 22 March 1989. The reporter is Tommie Gorman.