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British Airways to reduce flights between Inverness Airport and London Heathrow


By Rachel Smart


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Graeme Bell, Inverness Airport General Manager. Picture: James Mackenzie.
Graeme Bell, Inverness Airport General Manager. Picture: James Mackenzie.

BA have announced that they are reducing their flights between Inverness Airport and London Heathrow over the summer.

Inverness airport general manager Graeme Bell, said: “This appears to be a temporary adjustment to the schedule and is an operational decision by BA. Although we have been generally pleased that the aviation sector has re-emerged quite strongly from the pandemic there remain challenges for airlines as demand for travel has picked up.

“The Heathrow-Inverness link remains a popular route and we are hopeful BA will reinstate the 7am Heathrow flight as soon as it is feasible to do so.“

Jo de Sylva, Chair of Visit Inverness Loch Ness said: "It’s incredibly disappointing to see the number of flights reduced on the incredibly popular Inverness-Heathrow route.

"This route is a lifeline to the Highlands, and whilst there has been an understandable drop off in passengers during the last few years, during the last few months we are seeing a steady increase of visitors and business people to the area.

"I would hope that this reduction will be a temporary measure and that BA will, once they have addressed their recruitment issues, reinstate this route to full capacity."


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