“This will help to accommodate increasing traffic flows..”

The key to recognising some of the main beneficiaries of the decision to progress with a £46m dual carriageway between Broadbridge Maydown and City of Derry Airport comes in the notes to editors in the ministerial statement.

1. The A2 is part of the Northern Key Transport Corridor connecting Belfast to Derry via Coleraine. It is the main road connecting Limavady to Derry and provides links to the Maydown and Campsey industrial zones and to the City of Derry Airport, the key air transport hub in the northwest.

And that will certainly help in the problem of finding someone to buy the airport.. Of course, as was the case with previous compulsory purchases of land around the airport “in the public interest”, the Derry Journal report notes – “Vesting orders for land needed will be made later in the year.”