Council Leader pleased with easyJet response on Gatwick slots

The Highland Council Leader Drew Hendry is pleased at receiving a “positive” reply from Hugh Aitken, Head of Scotland,  easyJet, on behalf of chief executive, Carolyn McCall to the letter he sent to the airline last Friday regarding the company’s purchase of Flybe’s slots at Gatwick Airport, London.

Councillor Hendry said: “I greatly appreciate the prompt response from easyJet and I hope to arrange a meeting with Mr Aitken when he is next in Inverness and hopefully within the next few weeks. easyJet is Scotland’s largest airline and Mr Aitken has assured me his company is committed to serving Inverness. They already carry 200,000 people between Inverness and London each year and I was pleased to note in his reply that the company is committed to maintaining this level of service going forward. This is all very encouraging.”

Councillor Hendry wrote to Carolyn McCall, Chief Executive of easyJet on behalf of a range of Highland public agencies and business groups to highlight the crucial importance of regular daily flights between Inverness and Gatwick.

easyJet recently purchased Flybe’s slots at Gatwick, which are used to provide three daily return services to Inverness.

28 May 2013