Inverness Airport News

Some news stories about Inverness airport:

News stories about the airport can be found at the UK Airport News website


British Airways to start Heathrow-Inverness service


British Airways is launching a daily Heathrow-Inverness service from next year. The route, which is resuming more than 15 years after BA ended it for commercial reasons, will start on May 3. The year-round service will depart Heathrow T5 at 0955 and arrive in Inverness at 1130. The return journey leaves at 1210 and arrives back in London at 1340. It will be operated by a 143-seat Airbus A319.

British Airways head of UK customer service and operations, Denize Mcgregor, said: “British Airways’ daily flights will benefit the Inverness economy by linking the business community of the city ..” .. etc.


Flybe suspends Inverness-London service

2.1.2015 (BBC)

Flybe is suspending its Inverness to London service due to lack of demand. Flybe said it was “regrettably” stopping the service from Sunday 22 February due to “lower than anticipated” passenger numbers. But the number of flights from Edinburgh to London City will increase to 6 a day as they had “proved popular” with customers.  “Overall, Flybe expects to fly at least half a million passengers annually on its routes to and from London City Airport. These services provide direct links across the UK and Ireland into the heart of London and offer a faster and cheaper alternative to road, rail and ferry travel.” And without needing more space at Heathrow, or at Gatwick.

Inverness Airport to get runway upgrade

6 November 2013

INVERNESS airport is to undergo a £1.4 million revamp of its runway ,as part of an overall upgrade of the site. The mile-long runway, which handles around 31,000 flights each year, will be completely resurfaced with fresh tarmac in an upgrade that is expected to extend its life for a further 20 years. The project, expected to last 12 weeks, is being funded by Scottish Government-owned regional operator, Highland and Islands Airports Ltd. Work has already begun on a £1.2m taxiway extension, which will provide a link from the main runway to the site of the Inverness Airport Business Park.



Work to start on Inverness Airport upgrade

9.5.2012 (BBC)  Work to make £850,000-worth of improvements to Inverness Airport is expected to start at the end of May.   The south apron, the main parking area for aircraft, will be upgraded to allow larger planes such as Easyjet A319s to park next to the arrivals area. The final stages of the three-phase project will improve access to the terminal by long-range aircraft, including Boeing 757s.  Balfour Beatty has been appointed to carry out the work.


Inverness Airport set for longer opening time for night mail

15th April 2010

Inverness Airport will extend its opening hours to allow night flying if it wins
a major contract for mail deliveries. Post for the Highlands and Moray is currently
flown to RAF Kinloss, but the base’s contract for the service expires next year.
Highlands and Islands Airports Limited is keen to clinch a deal with Royal Mail.
It would mean the airport, which now shuts at 9.30pm, staying open during the
early hours of the morning when mail flights arrive. (P & J)   Click here to view full story…


22.02.09 Inverness voted Scotland’s top airport

01.09.08 Inverness Airport passengers down on fewer flights

25.07.08 Aer Arran axe Inverness flights

10.05.08 Flybe Inverness flights take off

07.03.08 Inverness Airport hopeful of Government backing for transport  

17.02.08 Minister asked to save Inverness flights to Heathrow

31.01.08 Inverness Airport car park approved

28.01.08 Inverness Airport does not need permission to open 24 hours

20.01.08 Council want Inverness Airport – London links protected
Highlands set for £22m lift from flights               (25.1.2008   Scotsman)

Inverness – Airport does not need permission to open 24 hours a day     24.1.2008

Council want Inverness Airport – London links protected     (20.1.2008     UK Airport News)

Blow to Inverness Airport expansion plans                             (18.11.2007   UK Airport News)

Flybe give MPs assurances over Inverness – Gatwick flights     (7.8.2007   UK Airport News)

All articles in reverse date order