British Airways Starts Direct Route To The Scottish Highlands
British Airways is to boost services to Scotland with the start of new daily flights from Heathrow to Inverness, gateway to the Highlands and Islands.
The new year-round service will start on May 3 2016, connecting Inverness directly with Heathrow’s T5 and British Airways’ global network, serving more than 125 destinations around the world.
Denize Mcgregor, British Airways’ head of UK customer service and operations, said: “We are very pleased to be starting our new service to Inverness. As the capital of the Highlands, Inverness has a strong and diverse economy and has developed into a major centre for life sciences, commercialisation and research.”
Inglis Lyon, managing director of Inverness Airport operator, HIAL, said: “This is a significant achievement for the airport as British Airways is a world class airline, serving more than 125 international destinations from Heathrow, giving passengers from Inverness access to a truly global network.
“Through our efforts, and with the support of our partners, Inverness Airport has done what few other regional airports have achieved in recent years, attracting one of the world’s leading airlines and securing access to the UK’s hub airport at the same time.
“No other UK airport offers more worldwide connections than Heathrow, and no other UK airline offers more international destinations than British Airways. The potential benefits for business and inbound tourism are enormous..”
Tickets are now on sale, with prices starting from £89 including taxes and charges. Book your flights at www.ba.com or visit www.hial.co.uk/inverness-airport for more information about the airport.