Plans for direct flights between Dundee Airport and Heathrow have been revealed.
But the link will only happen if the London airport gets the go-ahead for its controversial third runway plan.
It’s likely that the service would get under way in 2021 as part of a £10 million package of measures announced by the UK’s biggest airport.
The new connection would be in place four years before the new runway was completed.
A statement from Heathrow said: “If Heathrow expansion is approved by the Government, the airport will work alongside ministers and consult with the community and refine current expansion plans to increase existing capacity by up to an additional 25,000 flights a year from 2021.
“The proposals include looking to create up to 21 additional daily domestic services whilst the new runway is under construction, meaning cities like Dundee could benefit from new connections to the UK’s only hub airport while existing routes like Aberdeen, Edinburgh, Glasgow and Inverness could see connections boosted.”
Heathrow is vying with London rival Gatwick for Government consent to expand.
Bosses said that Dundee was one of the potential “Brexit boost routes” arising from the end of EU regulation.
Heathrow chief executive John Holland-Kaye said: ‘This Brexit Boost Plan is our commitment to making the UK stronger and fairer for everyone, faster.
“It would generate around £55bn more in growth than Gatwick in the early years of Brexit.
“Our proposals for an additional 25,000 flights a year from 2021 would help businesses and families from Inverness to Dundee benefit earlier from Heathrow expansion, while protecting our commitment to meet and exceed the Airports Commission’s environmental conditions.
“Heathrow’s third runway is the only option that can help every nation and region of the UK realise the opportunities of Brexit.
“The Prime Minister and the Government can now make the right choice, and back Heathrow expansion.”
Dundee’s riverside airport, pictured left, is already served by flights to the capital, landing at Stansted Airport.
It also has regular scheduled services to Amsterdam Schiphol operated by Flybe.