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New air link connects Inverness and the Midlands

By Calum MacLeod

A BRAND new air route connecting the Highlands and East Midlands took flight for the first time today.

The latest Inverness Airport service from Loganair will operate six flights per week using a 49-seat Embraer jet aircraft, with a journey time of one hour and 25 minutes.

East Midlands Airport is conveniently placed for Nottinghamshire, Derbyshire, Leicestershire, Lincolnshire, South Yorkshire and Staffordshire and provides an alternative gateway to Birmingham.

Jonathan Hinkles, managing director at Loganair, said: “We’re delighted to be growing our presence at Inverness Airport, adding further connectivity from the Highlands.

“For those in Inverness, the new service greatly improves accessibility and journey times to the Midlands. We trust it will also come as a welcome boost to the tourism industry in Inverness.”

Inverness Airport general manager Graeme Bell said: “Loganair’s new East Midlands service is an excellent addition to the destinations passengers can now fly to from Inverness. It establishes fast and efficient links to the heart of England and will be welcomed by business and leisure travellers alike.”

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