Concerns raised over Flybe’s suspension of Inverness to London link

Concerns have been raised by Highland Councillors following Flybe’s announcement to suspend its service between Inverness and the City of London.  

Council Leader Drew Hendry said: “I am concerned to hear this announcement, just weeks after being asked to launch the new connection. It seems premature to come to such a conclusion after just two months, when it must still be very early days for the new service. It is also disappointing that Highland Council has not been consulted in the decision.   

“Inverness remains well connected to the rest of the UK with flights to Gatwick, Belfast, Bristol and Manchester, as well as our international service to Amsterdam. However, it is vital for the continued economic development of the Highlands that our connectivity is sustainable and continues to grow. People need to have confidence in our airline services in order to make long term business decisions.”  

He added: “I will be seeking a meeting with Flybe at the earliest opportunity to discuss this announcement.”

5 Jan 2015
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